Planet Computers continued to develop the concept of communicators with a pull-out physical keyboard, introducing the successor to the Cosmo Communicator model on Android OS. A smartphone called Astro Slide, the fundraising for the release of which started on IndieGoGo, is notable for its productive hardware and more affordable price compared to its predecessor.
The diagonal of the device's touch screen is 6.53 inches. Under the screen module is a keyboard unit equipped with a sliding mechanism. In this case, the smartphone turns into an ultra-compact laptop with the ability to easily type text.
The gadget is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 mobile platform, which includes a 5G modem. The 48-megapixel sensor of the main camera is located on the back of the gadget case. The smartphone received 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory with the ability to expand the drive via a microSD card.
The cost of Astro Slide for pre-order is $491, the start of sales of the new product is scheduled for March 2021.