F(x)tec Pro1 X smartphone runs LineageOS or Ubuntu, features a sliding keyboard (Crowdfunding)

F(x)tec Pro1 Android smartphone was introduced last year with the main differentiating features being its sliding keyboard. The company also mentioned support for Android-based LineageOS as well as Sailfish OS, but those need(ed) to be installed by the user.

FX Technology has now unveiled F(x)tec Pro1 X smartphone with similar specs, except for the blue case and the option of having additional memory and storage, as well as official support for LineageOS and Ubuntu Touch thanks to a collaboration with XDA. Another difference is the availability of Scandinavian and AZERTY keyboard layouts

F(x)tec Pro1 X specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) octa-core Kryo 280 processor with 4x higher performance cores @ 2.45 GHz, 4x low-power cores @ 1.9 GHz, Adreno 540 GPU
  • System Memory – 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 128GB or 256GB flash, MicroSD card up to 2TB
  • Display – 5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) AMOLED display with curved edges; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Camera
    • 8MP Front-facing camera
    • 12MP + 5 MP rear cameras with dual-color, dual-LED flash
  • Video
    • Capture up to 4K @ 30fps
    • Playback up to 4K @ 60fps H264 (AVC), H265 (HEVC), and VP9
  • Audio – Stereo speakers; 3.5mm TRRS headphone Jack; FM Radio
  • Connectivity
    • Cellular
      • 2G – GSM bands 2, 3, 5, 8
      • 3G – WCDMA: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8;CDMA/EVDO: BC0, BC1; TD-SCDMA: 34/39
      • 4G – TDD-LTE: 38/39/40/41(100mhz); FDD-LTE: 1, 2/25, 3, 4, 5/26, 7, 8,  12/17, 13, 20, 28
      • Dual Nano SIM with microSD support (shared with SIM #2)
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0 LE
    • NFC (supports Google Pay)
    • GNSS – GPS/A-GPS
  • USB – USB Type-C with display support
  • Keyboard – QWERTY, QWERTZ, Scandinavian, or AZERTY backlit sliding keyboard with 5-row, 64-key
  • Sensors – Fingerprint reader, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall effect
  • Misc – Notification RGB LED; power/lock key; volume rocker; 2-stage camera shutter key on the back of the phone
  • Battery – 3,200 mAh good for about 10 hours of talk time, 480 hours in standby; Quick Charge 3.0 & USB PD support
  • Dimensions – 154 x 73.6 x 13.98 mm
  • Weight – 243 grams

If you’d like to get the model with 6GB RAM, 128GB flash, and a QWERTY/Z keyboard, that’s exactly the same model as last year, except for the blue case.

Besides LineageOS 16.0/17.1 and Ubuntu Touch, the smartphone also supports Android 9.0, and third-party OS’es are in the works with Sailfish OS, Windows, and Debian.

F(x)tec Pro1 X has just launched on Indiegogo with a $75,000 flexible funding target that has already been surpassed with over $160,000 raised so far. Rewards start at $649 for the 6GB/128GB model with shipping adding $40. You can select to have Android, LineageOS, or Ubuntu Touch pre-installed on the smartphone at check out. Backers should expect the phone to ship in March 2021 barring any production delays.

Via Liliputing.

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