The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with a slide-out, 66-key keyboard available with a QWERTY or QWERTZY layout.

Developed by the folks at F(x)tec, the phone began its life as a project to design a keyboard for the Motorola Moto Z line of modular smartphones, but the team eventually decided to shift focus and build a complete Android phone called the F(x)tec Pro1, which was released in 2019.

In the fall of 2020, the team introduced the Pro1-X with a few key differences: it’s available with more memory and storage than the original, and in addition to Android it’s available with either the Linux-based Ubuntu Touch or Android-based LineageOS operating systems pre-installed.

The phone is available for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and should ship in March, 2021.

Display5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel
AMOLED (curved edges)
Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 x Kryo 280 Gold (Cortex-A73) CPU cores
4 x Kryo 280 Silver (Cortex-A53 CPU cores
Adreno 540 graphics @ 710 MHz
RAM6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB or 256GB UFS 2.1
microSD card reader (up to 2TB)
Keyboard66-key
5-rows
backlit
QWERTY and QWERTZ options
Battery3,200 mAh
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
SensorsAccelerator
Gyroscope
Proximity
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Hall Sensor
Fingerprint reader (side mounted)
ButtonsPower
Volume
WirelessGlobal 4G LTE
WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
PortsUSB Type-C (w/HDMI video out support)
3.5mm headphone
Dual Nano SIM (second SIM slot shared with microSD card reader)
Cameras12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP (rear)
8MP fixed-focus (front)
OS support
  • Android
  • LineageOS
  • Ubuntu Touch
Dimensions154mm x 73.6mm x 13.98mm
Price$599 and up (crowdfunding)
$829 and up (retail)

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