Firefox ZTE Open
The world´s first phone running the Firefox OS, the ZTE Open.

Chinese smartphone vendor, ZTE has reportedly joined hands with online retail giant eBay to release the Firefox OS based ZTE Open handset in the subcontinent.

eBay India, Director (Marketing), Alok Agarwal said, "We are delighted to provide Indian consumers access to the ZTE Open, a popular smartphone which is a great option for first-time smart phone users. This was exclusively available on eBay in the U.S. and the U.K., and is now available in India," reported The Hindu.

Touted as the world's first Firefox OS based smartphone, ZTE Open made its global debut at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013 back in February. After close to eight months of its unveiling, the device has finally set its foot in the Indian market. It sports 3.5-inch HVGA (320x480p) TFT display with a pixel density of 165 ppi.

ZTE Open ships with 1GHz single-core processor, 256 MB RAM, and 512MB in-built storage with options for expansion via microSD card. Since the device comes under entry-level class, it is expected to attract first-time smartphone buyers who are migrating from a low-cost feature phone. However, and it play spoil sport for budget Android smartphone business.

Prospective buyers can purchase the new ZTE Open at eBay India website for ₹6,990.

Key specifications of ZTE Open:


ZTE Open


3.5-inch HVGA TFT display with 320x480p resolutions

 pixel density: close to 165 ppi


Firefox OS


Single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Cortex-A5 processor with 1GHz  CPU speed (Chipset type: MSM7225A)


256 MB

Storage capacity

512 MB ROM, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card


Main: 3.2-megapixel camera

(No secondary camera)


2G & 3G


1200 mAh


Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, accelerometer


114.0 x 62.0 x 12.5 mm