Fxtec Launches A Phone With Sliding QWERTY Keyboard

Pappi Hex
Phones with sliding QWERTY keyboards used to be a thing some years back. However, the rise and demand for phones with touchscreen keyboard increased and the sliding keyboard gradually died. Wait, the QWERTY keyboards are finding their way back to your Droid again!

Fxtec, a London-based startup company known for updating the classic tech of yesteryear for the present day use wants to resurrect the sliding QWERTY keyboard back to your Android smartphone and give you the good old feeling of what a real keyboard is.

Named Fxtec Pro1, the startup displayed the device at the MWC 2019, revealing its specs, features and body work.

The Fxtec Pro1 has a nicely designed hinge that has three points of contacts. That is, there's a large spine and two smaller bridges closer to the keyboards to keep it rigid and also give it a satisfying snap when it opens or closes.

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Unlike the sliders seen on older phones, the slider mechanism on the Fxtec Pro1 will tilt the display to a 155-degree angle when the user slides out the keyboard which then turns it into a kickstand for the screen.

This Fxtec device sports 5.99-inch AMOLED display with a 2160x1080 resolution, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is a bit old.

On board the device is 6GB of RAM and 128Gb of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card to 2TB.

The Fxtec Pro1 has a dual camera setup at the rear: a 12MP and 5MP sensors, while at the front is an 8MP selfie camera. The Fxtec did a nice job by avoiding the camera bump nuisance we are having with flagship phones.

The device comes with a 3200mAh battery, USB Type-C, no wireless charging nor water resistance capabilities.

Other specs includes a dedicated shutter button, stereo speakers located at the top and bottom edge. The finger print is side mounted, a 3.5mm headphone port, Bluetooth 5, NFC, and Dual-SIM. Fxtec Pro1 runs on Android 9 Pie which has been tweaked a little by the manufacturers.

The  Fxtec Pro1 supports a lot of global bands and should be sold for a range price around $649

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