ZTE Firefox OS Phone Specifications Leaked

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We’ve already seen it in action and we have heard details of when the first Firefox OS phones will go on sale (early 2013 if you didn’t know) but what we haven’t known until today is the specifications of the ZTE Firefox OS phones.

While the general public have to wait unit early next year to get our hands on the first Firefox OS phones, which are apparently going to be low-cost units, Firefox and ZTE have already started producing dev units which are in use as we speak.

According to reports in the Chinese media these ZTE Firefox OS phones are similar in size and design to the current ZTE V788D which is an Android phone with a 3.5 inch screen and resolution of 800 x 480.

Under the compact body sits a 1.5Ghz CPU of unknown manufacturer, 512mb RAM and a 5 mega-pixel rear camera.

Although the phone has quite a perky CPU with that small amount of RAM we would expect a bit of a bottle neck which would reduce performance, however Firefox have stated that their HTML5 based mobile OS has been made to be as efficient as possible on less powerful hardware and performance is not an issue.

I personally can’t wait to see the new FireFox OS phones (and tablets) when they arrive next year, while I like Android, Windows 8 and iOS it would be nice to see another mobile operating system mixing it up (I’d be even happier if Webos made another appearance)

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  • kethan

    HTML5 means … will the os run from a browser or standalone os like android?..

  • Rianto

    I like to try mozilla os too bad i don’t like the screen size

  • Beeble

    Andi or anyone else, do you know a good website (Chinese only is ok, I’m in China) where they sell this phone and phones quite early and is reliable in general?

  • Beeble

    The ZTE V788D is very cheap only 400rmb (seen it for less even) thats only 50 euro or 60 dollars.

    Guess the firefox phone will be quite cheap also then.

  • Xiaolu

    Great! I also expect the community to port it to other Qualcomm based devices… such as the Xiaomi 2. Can you imagine the powerful S4 Pro running a low resources-eater OS like Firefox claims to be? Nice! And, yes, I would move to an OS like that, if it’s more stable and has the 10-15 apps I really use.