New Smartphone /w physical keyboard, Sailfish, unlocked bootloader: F(x)tec Pro1



  • There is a new phone upcoming: the F(x)tec Pro 1
    https://www.fxtec.com/pro1/
    Shipping is said to start in october.

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    It has a physical Keyboard, unlocked bootloader, modern hardware and ships with Android 9, Lineage OS as well as Sailfish.
    The physical keyboard would be extremely convenient when working with the terminal app and for libertine X11 apps.

    Question: Does Sailfish ease the porting process for devices? E.g. with regards to drivers, HAL etc?

    The Specs:

    DESIGN
    Dimensions: 154 x 73.6 x 13.98 mm

    DISPLAY
    5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) AMOLED with curved edges
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

    KEYBOARD
    Physical Keyboard layout: 5-row, 64-key, staggered, backlit, landscape QWERTY keyboard
    Keyboard mechanism: sliding (angled)

    MEMORY
    RAM: 6GB LPDDR4
    Storage: 128GB, expandable via microSD card up to 2TB

    CAMERA
    Front Camera: 8MP, fixed focus, f/2.0
    Rear Cameras: 12MP (Sony IMX363), f/1.8, 1.4µm pixels + 5MP, fixed focus, f/2.0

    VIDEO
    Video: capture up to 4K @ 30fps, playback up to [email protected] (supports H264 (AVC), H265 (HEVC),VP9)

    PROCESSOR
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

    NETWORK
    Global LTE (FDD+TDD), WCDMA/UMTS, CDMA/EVDO, GSM/EDGE
    Cellular Bands;
    GSM: 2, 3, 5, 8
    WCDMA: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
    CDMA/EVDO: BC0, BC1
    TD-SCDMA: 34/39
    TDD-LTE: 38/39/40/41(100mhz)
    FDD-LTE: 1, 2/25, 3, 4, 5/26, 7, 8, 12/17, 13, 20, 28

    CONNECTIVITY
    WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (WiFi 5)
    Bluetooth: 5.0 + LE
    NFC (supports Google Pay)
    USB Type-C with HDMI support

    BATTERY
    3200 mAh
    Talk time 10hrs
    Standby time 480hrs
    Quick Charge™ 3.0

    SIM
    Dual Nano SIM with microSD support (shared with SIM #2),
    no SIM tool needed

    CUSTOM APPLICATIONS
    Landscape-optimized apps: launcher, calendar, email

    SOUND
    Speakers: dual, stereo
    Audio connectivity: 3.5mm TRRS headphone Jack
    FM Radio

    NOTIFICATION
    Flash: dual colour, dual LED
    Notification light: Yes (RGB LED)

    SENSORS
    Fingerprint reader: Yes (side mounted)
    GPS/A-GPS, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Hall effect

    BUTTONS
    Power/lock key, Volume rocker, 2-stage camera shutter key

    OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
    Bootloader unlockable, supports other popular OS’s (Lineage, Sailfish etc)



  • looks like a decent phone, looking through the forums they mention after sailfish is working, they will be porting ubuntu touch as well


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