Huawei Ascend Y300 II with Firefox OS launching soon?

Although Huawei confirmed that it would make Firefox OS-based smartphones in early 2013, the company has not released any devices based on Mozilla’s new platform yet. But it might do it pretty soon.

Meet the Huawei Ascend Y300 II, a handset that was quietly showcased at CES 2014 last month (we didn’t get the chance to check it out back then). The Ascend Y300 II is very similar to the Android-based Ascend Y300, but runs Firefox OS 1.1 instead of Google’s OS. It’s a low-end device, featuring a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 processor, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1,730 mAh battery.

The Ascend Y300 II that was presented at CES has the logo of Movistar on its back, which probably means it will be launched in Spain and Latin America - where Firefox phones are quite popular because they’re cheap.

You can see the Ascend Y300 II in the hands-on video below (it’s in Hungarian, mind you):

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Later this year, ZTE should release new Firefox OS handsets, too, including models called Open C and Open II. We should also see at least one Firefox tablet arriving at some point. We’ll let you know when we find out more on this.

via: (translated)

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