The world’s first smartphone slider with 5G support will cost $ 699

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The world’s first smartphone slider with 5G support will cost $ 699

Back in March last year, Planet Computers presented the Astro Slide project to create the world’s first 5G slider smartphone. And now it is reported that the device is almost ready to enter the market: deliveries will begin in June.

Slider smartphone
Slider smartphone

During the development process, the creators clarified the characteristics of the novelty. It was originally planned to equip the device with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor, but in the end, the choice was made in favor of the Dimensity 800 chip. This solution combines eight processing cores with a clock speed of up to 2.6 GHz and a 5G modem.

Instead of a 6.53-inch screen, it was decided to use a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel in Full HD + format (2340 × 1080 pixels). The display slides out relative to the rear of the case to reveal a QWERTY keyboard.

The amount of RAM has been increased from the planned 6 GB to 8 GB. There is a flash drive with a capacity of 128 GB, which can be supplemented with a microSD card.

The smartphone will receive a battery with a capacity of 3500 or 4000 mAh with support for wireless charging according to the Qi standard. It says about the presence of a USB Type-C port.

The slider will ship with Android 11. The price has already been announced – $ 699. 

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