F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard delayed (but beta testing starts soon)

When the folks behind the F(x)tec Pro 1 first unveiled their Android smartphone with a touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard that hides behind the screen when it’s not in use, they promised the F(x)tec Pro 1 would ship in July, 2019. That’s not going to happen. But the company has been showing off working […]

Samsung Galaxy A80’s rotating triple cameras face the front or back

Samsung’s new Galaxy A80 is a smartphone that’s nearly all screen on the front, thanks to slim bezels and no visible front-facing camera. But that’s because the three cameras on the back of the camera are also the phone’s front-facing cameras. When you fire up the camera app and switch to selfie mode, the camera […]

F(x)tec Pro 1 phone with slide-out keyboard may support Sailfish OS (as well as Android)

The F(x)tec Pro 1 is an upcoming smartphone with a 6 inch AMOLED touchscreen display and something that’s far more uncommon these days — a physical keyboard that slides out from behind the display and makes the phone look almost like a tiny laptop. But that may not be the only unusual thing about this […]

ZTE Axon V and Axon S Slider have unusual solutions to the smartphone not problem

As smartphone makers have been moving toward nearly bezel-free smartphones, they have to figure out what to do with the components that you’d normally squeeze into a bezel, like cameras. So far the most popular solution has been to put a notch in the display. More recently, some phone makers have removed the bezels and […]

F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with slide-out keyboard coming in July for $649

There was a time when QWERTY keyboards were a must-have feature for smartphones. These days your real option is to buy a BlackBerry device. But that’s set to change this summer. A startup called F(x)tec is introducing a new Android phone called the F(x)tec Pro 1. The company is showing the phone to reporters at […]

F(x) Technology is making an Android phone with a slide-out keyboard

Modern smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards are rare, but not unheard of these days. But you know what you don’t see much anymore? Phones with QWERTY keyboards that slide out from behind the display when you want to type and hide away behind the screen when you don’t need them. Last year a team called […]

Lenovo’s Z5 Pro is brings slide-out cameras to sub $300 smartphones

Features that used to be exclusive to high-end smartphones have a habit of making their way to mid-range and budget devices pretty quickly these days. Case in point: About four months after Oppo launched the first smartphone with front cameras that slide out from behind the screen, Lenovo is bringing a similar feature to a […]