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.
|Display||5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel|
AMOLED (curved edges)
Gorilla Glass 3
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (old)|
4 x Kryo 280 Gold (Cortex-A73) CPU cores
4 x Kryo 280 Silver (Cortex-A53) CPU cores
Adreno 540 graphics
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (new)
|RAM||6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||128GB or 256GB UFS 2.1|
microSD card reader (up to 2TB)
QWERTY and QWERTZ options
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
Fingerprint reader (side mounted)
|Wireless||Global 4G LTE|
|Ports||USB Type-C (w/HDMI video out support)|
Dual Nano SIM (second SIM slot shared with microSD card reader)
|Cameras||48MP Sony IMX586 + 5MP (rear) + 5MP (rear)|
8MP fixed-focus (front)
|Dimensions||154mm x 73.6mm x 13.98mm|
|Price||$599 and up (crowdfunding)|
$829 and up (retail)
Latest F(x)tec Pro1-X news
- F(x)tec Pro1 -X is delayed due to a chip change (Crowdfunded Android or Ubuntu phone with a slide-out keyboard)by Brad Linder on 02/16/2021 at 4:29 PM
- Can a Linux phone replace my iPhone or Android device?by Brad Linder on 01/10/2021 at 4:48 PM
- Lilbits: The death of CentOS Linux, the rise of RISC-V, and last call for the F(x)Tec Pro1 Xby Brad Linder on 12/10/2020 at 9:30 PM