Geeksphone is a company that you might have never heard of, but it was among the first willing to give Firefox OS a shot – earlier this year, the small Spanish smartphone maker launched a couple of handsets running Mozilla's mobile operating system. And the guys are commuted to the emerging platform, it seems. They just announced some of the specs for their upcoming Geeksphone Revolution smartphone, which happens to be their most ambitious product yet.
The Geeksphone Revolution will run on an Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor with a burst frequency of 1.6GHz. That's the same chip powering the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, by the way. The Revolution's IPS touchscreen will measure 4.7 inches in diagonal and will have a somewhat underwhelming, but passable resolution of 540 by 960 pixels. On the back of the handset will be located an 8MP camera with flash. The capacity of the phone's built-in storage isn't being mentioned, but expandable storage will be an option. A 2000mAh battery will be fitted into the device.
Now, we know that's probably not a specs sheet that's going to impress most of our frequent readers. The phone's stand-out feature, however, is a quite interesting one. The Geeksphone Revolution will be capable of running Google's Android or "a Mozilla technology based one" (read Firefox OS). Users will be allowed to switch between the two without that voiding their warranty. Unfortunately, we don't yet know how this switching feature will be implemented and how user-friendly it will be.
The Geeksphone Revolution is expected to become available in January of 2014. Pricing is to be announced at a later date.
Geeksphone unveils specifications of its new Revolution smartphone
- The Spanish company Geeksphone, announced today that Geeksphone Revolution, its new high-end smartphone, will feature the 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z2560. - Geeksphone Revolution represents a new generation of mobile phones with either the Google™ Android operating system or other alternatives, such as a Mozilla technology based one.
Madrid, 20th December 2013 - Geeksphone, the Spanish company, a pioneer in designing and manufacturing a new generation of smartphones, announces today that Geeksphone Revolution, will feature the 1.6GHz Intel® AtomTM processor Z2560, with Intel® Hyper-Threading technology, to deliver advanced multi-tasking, great performance and longer battery life. While being a powerful device, its most innovative feature is the users capability to change its operating system without voiding the warranty. Geeksphone will provide GoogleTM Android operating system or other alternatives, such as a Mozilla technology based one.
Geeksphone Revolution represents the Spanish company’s commitment to innovation bringing choice to the end users. In addition to its next generation design, this high-end phone will have a 4.7 inch IPS qHD screen, making it Geeksphone’s most ambitious device yet. Other features include a high performance 2000 mAh battery, an HD-capable 8MP camera with flash and expandable storage.
Javier Agüera, Geeksphone Co-Founder and CEO, has commented: “Revolution, our new handset, will be a high-end smartphone with, a powerful Intel processor inside, which will bring unique capabilities to our existing customers and attract new ones. Additionally, end users will be able to choose which operating system they want, which breaks yet another traditional barrier in the mobile industry”.
Geeksphone will market the new smartphone during Q1, 2014.
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