Several manufacturers have announced smartphones with Mozilla’s Firefox OS. It concerns ZTE, Huawei and Alcatel, who will show their devices during the Mobile World Congress. There will also be a reference design with a price of 25 dollars.
Mozilla made this known during a presentation in Barcelona, where the Mobile World Congress is underway and where TechCrunch is reporting. ZTE is known to show two models during the show: the Open C and the Open II. The Open C is equipped with a low-end Snapdragon 200-soc, which has two cores with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. The screen diagonal is 4″ and there is 512MB of RAM. Photos can be taken with a 2-megapixel camera and the battery capacity is 1200mAh. The Open II has a 3.5″ screen with a resolution of 480×320 pixels and a 1.2GHz dual core soc with 256MB ram. ZTE previously announced that it would come with the Open C.
Huawei comes with the Y300, a Firefox OS version of a device that previously came on the market with Android. There were previously rumors that the Chinese manufacturer had plans for this. The smartphone has a 4″ screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels and a Qualcomm MSM8225 dual-core soc at 1GHz. The RAM is 512MB.
Alcatel has announced a series of devices in the Fire series. Most striking is a smartphone with a 4.5″ screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels, a quad-core soc and support for the 4g network technology lte.
The manufacturer also comes with a tablet with Firefox OS. It is clear that it has a 7 “screen with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. There is a 1.2GHz dual-core soc, 4GB storage space and 2GB ram. The price for the tablet, of which only prototypes are left, is 79 euros. It is not yet clear when the smartphones will be available and for what price, but more may be known about this when the manufacturers show their devices on the exhibition floor.
Finally, Mozilla wants to release a reference design for Firefox OS, made by Spreadtrum. It is a device with a low price of 25 dollars. The specifications are still unclear and it is likely that Mozilla mainly wants to show that it is possible to make cheap devices that can serve as a full-fledged smartphone.