F(x)tec unveils the new Pro1-X in partnership with XDA

The first consumer smartphone that brings powerful choices direct to users

27 October 2020, London, UK: Today F(x)tec has unveiled the world’s first consumer smartphone running LineageOS and Ubuntu Touch OS, the Pro1-X, created in partnership with renowned community XDA. Available today exclusively on Indiegogo, the Pro1-X retains the unique and versatile 64-key physical keyboard from the Pro1, while offering users increased specs and the choice of LineageOS or Ubuntu Touch out of the box. 

Indiegogo Campaign Page:

Preloaded with Lineage OS, the F(x)tec Pro1-X becomes the world’s first consumer smartphone to run this operating system out of the box. Not only does LineageOS offer users a pure Android experience, the added controls and privacy permissions within Lineage allows users to control exactly what data and information are shared with the apps and services that they use, including those preloaded in Android. Lineage OS also receives monthly OS software and security updates to ensure users are getting the best experience. 

Both XDA and F(x)tec have a common vision to create devices for the community and with the community. F(x)tec build functional technology that can adapt to a user’s needs and the XDA Community is renowned for helping expand the functionality of new devices, as well as extend the longevity of older ones.

Nirave Gondhia, Chief Content Officer at XDA, said: “Our community has been actively helping people go beyond the traditional smartphone experience for nearly 20 years. For over a decade, we have supported the development and distribution of alternative Android operating systems, and we’re excited to offer our community the first consumer smartphone ever to run LineageOS out of the box.”

f(x)tec Pro1-X with Gallium Ventures website on screen

Ubuntu Touch offers users the full power of a Linux PC in their pocket, and with the physical keyboard, they can achieve optimum productivity in the palm of their hands. Plug the Ubuntu Touch-powered F(x)tec Pro1-X into a monitor and they’ll get the full Ubuntu Desktop experience. The phone’s screen becomes a trackpad and paired with the full keyboard for text input, the Pro1-X lets you experience true convergence with nothing more than your phone and a single cable.

As well as Lineage OS and Ubuntu Touch, users can also choose Android as their operating system giving them the familiar Android experience they’re used to.

“After the fantastic feedback we received from users of the Pro1, we’re excited to partner with XDA to offer our customers choice of an alternative OS out of the box; a pure smartphone experience with Lineage or a truly open linux OS with Ubuntu Touch. Both of our communities share the importance of greater control and more functionality in our smartphones.” Said Adrian from F(x)tec, “We’re really proud of what the Pro1-X represents in terms of freedom to choose something different combined with the practicality of a keyboard experience.”

The keyboard on the F(x)tec Pro1-X is a full 64-key physical keyboard which slides down from behind the phone itself features all the same keys you’d find on a full desktop or laptop keyboard including CTRL, ALT, DEL keys (and more). This means users get full control over their productivity all in the palm of their hands.

In addition to the full 64-key physical keyboard, the F(x)tec Pro1-X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM. It’ll have a 5.99-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP camera at the rear.

Technical specifications:

DESIGNDimensions: 154 x 73.6 x 13.98 mm
DISPLAY5.99-inch 2160 x 1080 (FHD+) AMOLED flex screen with curved edgesCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
KEYBOARDPhysical Keyboard layout:5-row, 66-key, staggered, backlit, landscape QWERTY keyboard. Also available in QWERTZ layoutOn-screen keyboard when the slider is closed.
MEMORYRAM: 8GB LPDDR4XStorage: 256GB UFS2.1, expandable via microSD card up to 2TB
CAMERAFront Camera: 8MP, Rear Cameras: 12MP
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CONNECTIVITYWiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack.
BATTERY3200 maH, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
SIMDual Nano SIM with microSD support hybrid SIM #2),

— ENDS —

Media contact
Gallium Ventures

About F(x)tec
F(x)tec is a UK-based company created in early 2018, as an evolution from the Livermorium keyboard accessory. They commit themselves to develop products that enhance the user experience, improve productivity and help people to achieve more from their technology. Their mission is creating products and devices which deliver a richer user experience to what’s currently available on the market. We strive for the highest levels of quality in every aspect of what they touch.

Gallium Ventures
Gallium Ventures