Consumer electronics giant LG in collaboration with Mozilla and network carrier KDDI has launched the Firefox OS powered smartphone Fx0 in Japan.
"We are very pleased to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone, based on Web technology standards, to the Japanese market today," said Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI.
"KDDI hopes to build the new era of the Web through Web of Things, enabling everyone to create custom connected Web experiences."
The striking feature of LG Fx0 is its neatly packaged transparent back-cover, which might appear dainty but is capable of protecting the phone during accidental fall. Other notable aspect is the gold hued home button with earth embellishment.
Though the new LG FxO's design language is praise worthy, its internal hardware seem little sub-par for its price-tag of ¥50,000 Japanese Yen (around ₹26,350/$415/€341).
It features 4.7-inch display and runs on the latest Firefox v2.0 OS powered Snapdragon 400 series SoC (System on Chip), 1.5GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 2,370 mAh battery, reported The Verge.
The new LF Fx0 is expected to go on sale initially in Japan later this month. However, there is no word on whether the phone will made available in other regions. As of now, Firefox OS based devices are sold in 29 countries including India.
Key specifications of LG Fx0:
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU (chipset: MSM8926)|
|Storage capacity||16GB, (+ 64GB via microSD card)|
|Add-ons||Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, micro-USB|
|Dimensions||139.0 x 70.0 x 10.5 mm|
|Price||¥50,000 Japanese Yen (around ₹26350/$415/€341)|
[Image credit: Official Mozilla Blog]