Astro Slide 5G Transformer

Planet Computers Has Announced Their Third Project The Astro Slide 5G Transformer On Indiegogo. It Is The First 5G Smartphone, To Come With A Physical Keyboard. The Product Seems To Be Popular So Far Since It Reached Their Initial Indiegogo Goal In Less Than 4 Hours!

The Following Video Describes The Specifications Of The Product.

The Following Video Describes The Specifications Of The Product.


A Quick Overview Of The Astro Slide 5G Transformer :

  • First 5G handheld device with a full physical keyboard
  • Company Claims Astro Slide Is The Fastest 5G Mobile Device Announced To Date. ( Whereas The Processor Is Mediatek Dimensity 1000, A Midrange Processor)
  • It Contains RockUp™ Slider Hinge (Whose Working Shown In The Gif Below).
  • Device Features A 6.53″ Touchscreen Display And A 48MP Rear Camera.
  • Astro Runs Android 10 And Also Supports Linux OSs, With A Multi-Boot Option.
  • The Company Claims It Is A True All-In-One Replacement For Both Your Mobile Phone And Your Laptop.

The RockUp™ Hinge Slider Mechanism Enables The Physical Keyboard To Hide Behind The Screen When Wanted. Thus The Company Has Taken A Different Approach.

One More Interesting Feature Which Allows This Product To Be More Laptop Like Is It’s Backlit Keyboard. The Pocket Computer Hybrid Comes With A Backlit QWERTY Keyboard.

Astro 5G Transformer Backlit Keyboard

Other features of the Astro Slide include:

  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2x Nano SIMs and 1x eSIM
  • Minimum 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory
  • a MicroSD slot for additional storage
  • 2 USB-C ports and an audio jack


Competition :

One Key Player In The Smartphone With Keyboard Market Is Blackberry. They Have Launched Quite A Few Smartphones With Physical Keyboard In The Past. The Blackberry Key 2, Blackberry Priv For Instance. Some Manufacturers Like Samsung Consider Giving An External Keyboard Attachment. In Other Words, Competition For This Product Is Tough. However, The Company Has Taken A Different Approach To Include The Feature.


In Conclusion, The Astro Slide 5G Transformer Seems To Focus On A Very Particular UserBase. However, A Small Group Of Loyal Customers Can Also Help A Product Sustain. Therefore We’ll Have To See How This Product Performs In The Near Future. Until Then Stay Tuned On KickGadget For The Best Of Tech News.

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