Lack of innovation: QWERTY slider phones might make a comeback
- 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
A unique slider mechanism
In recent times, we’ve seen slider mechanisms like the ‘pop-up slider’ in Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and a motorized slider in Oppo find X. However, this F(x) Technology is introducing a slight unique slider mechanism. This slider mechanism props up the display at a discrete angle when the user wants to type. According to F(x) Technology, this discrete angle allows better viewing for the user and subsequently prevents the screen from wobbling when closed. The company further assured the consumers that the production method of this phone ensures a robust mechanism with more strength and resistance against accidental breakage.
In the software department, the phone will feature Google’s latest Android Pie with slight changes. Since the phone has a different structure and is a bit unorthodox, it will have some added features for its landscape orientation. For example, the launcher of this phone will feature a landscape mode which is not supported by Android Pie.
The company has also developed a few landscape-friendly apps and even has its own email client and calendar app but that doesn’t mean that the phone has a heavy Samsung-like skin which subsequently causes delayed updates and a laggy experience. F(x) technology has assured that the phone will have close to stock Android experience and will get Google’s monthly security updates in a timely manner.
The pricing of the phone hasn’t been leaked yet, the only information available to us is regarding its release which is scheduled in the first half of 2019.