The Planet Computers Cosmo Communicator is a smartphone that could easily be mistaken for a tiny laptop thanks to its clamshell-style design and physical keyboard designed for touch typing.

Launched through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2018, the phone is now available for purchase from Planet Computers and comes with a choice of Android or Debian Linux operating systems (or a dual-boot option), and there’s also an experimental build of Sailfish OS for the device.

Display 5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel (primary)
1.91 inch, 570 x 240 pixel AMOLED (cover display)
Processor MediaTek Helio P70
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores @ 2.1 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 2 GHz
Mali-G72 MP3 GPU @ 900 MHz
Storage 128GB
microSD card reader
Keyboard 53-key
Available with multiple language/region layouts
Battery 4,220 mAh
Sensors Accelerator
Ambient Light
Fingerprint reader
Buttons Power
Wireless 4G LTE
WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports 2 x USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
2 x nano SIM
3.5mm audio
Cameras 24MP world-facing
5MP front-facing (when open)
OS support
  • Android
  • Debian Linux
  • Kali Linux
  • Sailfish OS
Dimensions 173mm x  171mm x 79.3mm
Weight 326 grams
Price £601 ($785)

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