Operator KDDI announced Japan’s first smartphone running Firefox OS. All the features and characteristics of the device you will find under the cut.
The largest Japanese mobile operator KDDI launches brand called «au». The first smartphone in the line will be freshman fx0, which is running an operating system Firefox OS. Why is this announcement attracted the attention of the media outside of Japan? Japanese operators and manufacturers have always been famous for their unusual design smartphones. In the era of inconspicuous monoblock Sharp, for example, produces Aquos Crystal. Though fx0 and gives the impression of a smartphone from the future, subject to «geek porn» he still is.
The thing is that the body of this smartphone is made of transparent plastic. Thus, au fx0 shows the user all its ins and outs. Seemingly simple, the idea embodied in the life of the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. In 2004, the telephone, the design of which is also being developed, he was exhibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
In addition to the transparent housing fx0 is distinctive by the fact that it is the front of the gilded button «Home» logo Firefox OS. In KDDI say that openness and transparency are key qualities Firefox OS, and that is what they wanted to show in the housing au fx0. A logo of Firefox OS on the “Home” tells us about the identity and uniqueness of the device, as this is the first smartphone running Firefox OS, released in Japan. KDDI partner for the production of fx0 is from LG.
The vast majority of devices running fx0 refers to the budget class. Earlier this year, Mozilla has even shown a smartphone costing only $ 25. But au fx0 budget just will not name – now it is mid-end smartphone. Diagonal of its IPS-display is 4.7 inches, and resolution – 1280 x 720 pixels. Inside mounted quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 400, clocked at 1.2 GHz. RAM is 1.5 GB, the user – 16 GB, you can expand it using memory cards format microSD. Resolution main camera – 8 megapixel, front – 2.1 MP. Naturally, the smartphone has all modern wireless modules: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC and LTE. Battery capacity – 2370 mAh. Dimensions device is 139 x 70 x 10.5 mm, weight – 148 g
In support of the phone (and Firefox OS in particular), the operator KDDI has launched a special website, which offers developers participate in the expansion ecosystems Firefox OS. Also with au fx0 KDDI introduced a special bumper cover and film for the device and the label for the button “Home”.
Sales of the limited number of au fx0 will begin on December 25 to buy a smartphone in the whole of Japan will be only 6 of January. Its price will be 50,000 Japanese yen ($ 415).
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