CES-2019: Cosmo Communicator

A curious exhibit at CES-2019 came toLas Vegas from the UK. The device with the proud name of Cosmo Communicator from the company Planet Computers is a kind of rehash of the old motive using new technologies.

Return to the idea of ​​a communicator with hardwarekeyboard, so even with such large and embossed keys today looks a bit curious, but why not? Cosmo Communicator is equipped with two screens. Outdoor 2-inch is used to display service information, notifications, text messages, information about calls - in general, all that is gentle to use the device as a means of mobile communication. To make and answer calls, you don’t even need to open it. The internal 6-inch with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels expands the capabilities of the device to a full-smartphone. In principle, it is possible to talk about the fact that Cosmo Communicator can be viewed as a laptop, but it’s understandable that you don’t work out a lot on this one, even with the large keyboard buttons.

The basis of the communicator is the Mediatek P70 chipset. Memory capacity - 6 GB. The built-in drive has a capacity of 128 GB, a slot for microSD cards is available.

The internal (to call it frontal somehow does not work out very well) is a 5-megapixel camera. The main one, located outside, in the same place, where the 2-inch screen and the fingerprint scanner are 24-megapixel.

There is a classic audio jack and two full USB Type C ports. Supports OTG, HDMI (via adapter), NFC. There is FM radio.

There are two SIM card slots, both cards can work in 4G networks. A wide range of LTE bands is supported (Cat.7 DL / Cat. 13 UL).

The device dimensions are 171.4 × 79.3 × 16 mm; the communicator weighs 320 grams.

Cosmo runs Android 9, but there is an alternative: the device can also work under Linux-based operating systems like Sailfish OS and Debian Linux.

If you have a strong desire, you can fit into the ranks of buyers of a strange device - it is sold through Indiegogo for $ 569. The approximate start date for deliveries is June 2019.

Tatyana Kobelskaya