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XDA Releasing Own Smartphone Called F(x)tec Pro 1-X

XDA is coming up with its own smartphone. The company has partnered with F(x)tec to produce a device that runs Ubuntu Touch OS. 

On the hardware side of things, F(x)tec will be in charge of building this while XDA focuses on the software. The device will also have LineageOS, a product of CyanogenMod. 

One of the key elements of this device is that you can turn the phone into a Linux desktop by simply hooking it to a large monitor. This is all thanks to the HDMI out over USB-C that you can use with the phone. The Android apps can also run inside AnBox. 

Right now, the device is nicknamed as Pro 1-X based on F(x)tec Pro1. It will have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard underneath its 5.99-inch OLED screen. When closed, the phone measures 14mm thick. 

Powering the device from within is a Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM and onboard storage of 256GB. It will also have a 3,200mAh battery complete with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery support. 

On the camera side of things, the device will have a 12-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a shutter key for the camera. 

You can opt to use Android with LineageOS 16 out of the box. This is based on the Android 9.0 Pie version. But they should release a v17.1 update (based on Android 10 OS) real soon. The team is also working to provide support for Windows and SailfishOS. 

The F(x)tec Pro 1-X will be launched through IndieGoGo, where it has gotten half of its funding. If you get the phone today, you can enjoy its early bird rate at $600. You can click here to learn more about this phone.


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  1. Not $600 anymore, that price point is GONE.

  2. While I like this phone from a software standpoint, its hardware is a letdown. With only the 835 this thing is missing the most important thing a smartphone provides, connectivity. Also, I would prefer it not have an integrated physical keyboard to reduce costs.

    I hope they go back to the drawing board and offer a similar sized device but with a Snapdragon 855. Very important for the US market to have B14 on AT&T and B71 on T-Mobile. Also lose the keyboard and instead make it easy to connect to a larger external keyboard and monitor so the phone can be easily transformed into a desktop.

    1. Why's important B14 on AT&T?
      "The FirstNet network powered by AT&T does not exclusively operate on Band 14. And Band 14 is not exclusive to FirstNet"

      FirstNet users will have coverage, even in remote areas where Band 14 may not be deployed yet.

    2. "Why's important B14 on AT&T?"

      For the same reason that B71 is important on T-Mobile.

  3. Specs are almost same as the Samsung Note 8. 3200 mah battery is to small for this device.the slide out manual keyboard makes this device bulky and heavy

  4. This phone is a failure in 3 different ways. First the number 1 complaint among cell phone users is that they want their phone to have a longer battery life. A 3200 mAh battery is a horrible choice. Next, a pull out keyboard is 20 years behind the times. Finally a $679.00 phone should have wireless charging. If you want to beat the competition you have to be better than the competition. This phone falls short in 3 important areas

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