Unfortunately the July 2019 launch of the new F(x)tec Pro1 equipped with a physical sliding QWERTY keyboard, was missed, but this week the defendant team responsible for the unique smartphone have announced it will soon be shipping and available in the next few weeks. Originally launched as a crowdfunding project via Indiegogo back in 2017 the project raised over £127,000 thanks to over 1000 backers as a physical keyboard for the Moto Z. Since then the defendant team have decided to create their very own Android smartphone complete with unique sliding keyboard providing a “personal organiser” style device for the 21st-century.
The F(x)tec Pro1 smartphone is powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor supported by 6GB of RAM and equipped with 128GB of storage. The phone sports a 6 inch AMOLED display offering users a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and is priced at around $699 for smartphone and sliding keyboard. The Pro1 packs a 3200 mAh battery for all-day use with enough power to withstand up to 10hrs talk time and 480hrs standby time. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology enables up to 50 percent charge in roughly 36 minutes.