Most major smartphone makers have stopped shipping handsets with physical keyboards, opting instead for touchscreen-only phones with thin and light designs. But the F(x)Tec Pro1 is a phone custom made for fans of physical keyboards. It’s one of the only modern smartphones to feature a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from behind the screen.

While the standard version of the Pro1 ships with a custom version of Google Android, the folks at F(x)tec partnered with xda-developers to make a limited edition F(x)tec Pro1-X that will have the xda logo on the back, optional support for more RAM and storage than you get from the standard memory, and support for the Android-based LineageOS or Linux-based Ubuntu Touch operating systems.

The Pro1-X has been up for pre-order through Indiegogo since late October, but the crowdfunding campaign ends Saturday. And that means time is running out to reserve on — when the campaign ends, the F(x)tec Pro1-X won’t be available for purchase through any other channels.

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