LG's transparent Firefox OS Fx0 phone gets caught on video

LG's transparent Firefox OS Fx0 phone gets caught on video
Last week, Mozilla and KDDI announced Japan’s first Firefox-based smartphone - the Fx0, a handset manufactured by LG. What’s special about the Fx0 is its design: the device comes with a transparent shell that allows us to see its innards.

Needles to say, the Fx0 is not the type of smartphone that you get to see too often, though its design will certainly not appeal to everyone. If you’re among those who want to take a better look at the LG Fx0, check out the hands-on video embedded below. The video also provides a quick look at Firefox OS 2.0.

The designer of the Fx0 made its shell transparent in order to emphasize Mozilla’s commitment to openness. The smartphone itself is not a high-end one, although it offers the most advanced specs of any Firefox handset to date, including: a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE connectivity, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

The Fx0 won’t be sold outside Japan (where it costs about $410), though maybe LG wants to launch similar handsets in other parts of the world. We’ll let you know if we hear more about this.


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11 Comments

1. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Due to the presence of very affordable Android Smartphones, Firefox has a very limited chance to survive.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

but if firefox is optimized like IOS and WP then the firefox can survive, the problem with low end androids is that they are laggy as anyting

4. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I tried ZTE Open. Actually, it was almost useless and very boaring with a very poor Apps store as well. Nokia Asha series are much better than any phone runs FireFox. Both WP and BB 10 are extremely advanced compared to the FireFox, but they are still suffering against the duopoly of Android and IOS. So,I dont not see that FireFox could success in the Mobile OS battle.

10. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

stop using that argument, its not 2012 anymore hardware has evolved now try modern phones like moto E and android one phones there is absolutely no lag .. they are as smooth as WP firefox is relevant for phones that are below 70 $ ..

3. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Also, this phone looks so ugly with that ridiculous price. I doubt LG would sell 100 units.

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Firefox will buy them all...

5. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Gimmicky things ...

6. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Being open? Of course you would think that.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah...they're called "iPhones"...

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Not a fan. It looks ugly with that transparent housing, like a dollar-store solar calculator from ten or so years ago. Only thing that could make it worse would be a price tag over $100...oh...wait...

11. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

This phone looks really ugly !!!

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