Lava to launch a $50 Firefox OS smartphone in India

Lava to launch a $50 Firefox OS smartphone in India
The first commercially available Firefox OS smartphones – the Peak and Keon by Geeksphone – are already pretty cheap, priced at €150 ($200) and €91 ($121) respectively. That doesn't mean, however, that smartphones powered by Mozilla's mobile platform won't go any lower than that. In fact, $50 Firefox OS handset are expected to launch in India, produced by a local smartphone company. 

Lava is the Indian company that has chosen tho give Firefox OS a try. It is currently known for producing affordable Android smartphones with a reasonable set of features for what they cost. It's latest Lava Iris model, for example, packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5-inch screen, and 8MP camera, yet can be bought for the equivalent of roughly $145. 

The upcoming $50 Firefox OS, on the other hand, will most likely have an unimpressive specs sheet. But hey, it might still be better than alternative phones costing as much. Lava has yet to announce any details as to when its low-cost Firefox OS smartphone may be released. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on the Geeksphone web page in case you want to grab yourself one of them Firefox OS phones.

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8 Comments

1. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

145$ quad-core? :o Which one? Even I don't know!

2. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Probably mtk 6589 with sgx544mp2 gpu,some chinese phone offer even lower price with that spec

4. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

chinese phones don't offer any warranty do they? and the ones that offer warranty are more expensive than the ones sold by lava... and many chinese phones don't have imei numbers.

5. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

From Lava? I don't think so!

6. faisolbauuz

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Some chinese phone offers waranty some dont offers waranty some the soc itself is not that bad it can scores around 13000 on antutu

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

well that's how you make money !

7. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

get jolla in india lava... m waiting

8. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

If you have ever used branded smartphones for e.g Nokia,Samsung ,LG,Sony,Htc,Apple.etc u r not goin to hav great time wit these companies..................

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