The LG-made Firefox OS Fx0 phone is transparent and all kinds of geeky, but you can't get it

Earlier today, Japanese carrier KDDI announced the first Firefox OS-based smartphone in Japan – the LG-made Fx0.

According to Mozilla Corporation, which is responsible for the wildly unpopular operating system, the Fx0 is the most spec'd out phone there is with its OS, though truthfully, they are actually quite underwhelming compared to even upper mid-range Android devices. Thankfully, the Fx0 makes up for that partially by offering a very unique design with a transparent shell and a home button decorated with the Firefox logo. From what we're told, the see-through design by Tokujin Yoshioka is meant to symbolize Mozilla's mission for openness and transparency. Interestingly enough, despite that claim, the Fx0 is still held together by non-standard screws, which does go against the spirit of that statement a bit.

Anyways, hardware-wise, we're looking at a 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution screen (312 ppi), powered by an LTE-enabled, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz Krait 300 cores and an Adreno 306 GPU, along with 1.5GB of RAM. There's an 8-megapixel snapper at the back and a 2.1-megapixel selfie cam at the front, both of which are of unknown make. The phone is kind of chunky, with dimensions of 5.47 x 2.76 x 0.41 in (139 x 70 x 10.5 mm), and a weight of  5.22 oz (148 g).  The rest of the specs include 16GB of internal storage (expandable through microSD for up to 64 gigs more), a 2,370 mAh battery, and Firefox OS 2.0.

The Fx0 only comes in gold color and costs the equivalent of $416 (¥50,000), so it won't be that easy a sell – even in Japan, where handsets are typically more expensive than in other parts of the world. If you had the opportunity, would you grab one?


source: KDDI, Mozilla via TheVerge

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13 Comments

1. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Ugly as Hell...

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Price crippled it :/

3. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

reminds me of the old transparent gameboy. COOL!

5. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

+1.....

4. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Look ugly i want lg g4 .

9. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

your face is ugly

12. RajRicardo

Posts: 486; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Still better than having no face at all.

6. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Would be cool if they brought a cheaper version of it to the US. Been interested in a Firefox phone with good specs.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Never heard of a S400 with 4 Krait 300 cores and an adreno 306, sounds like a mix of the S600 and the S410

8. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

very ugly !!

10. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Just for the coolness factor.. YEEEEEES!!.. =)

11. ToAnalyse

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

It is definitely a nice looking phone but it's performance could be questionable. Even just based on Morzilla as a company in general it is likely people won't be keen for this phone as they do not have a great track record. I mean their browser is trash and it is likely that the phone will have a lot of bloat ware. So in terms of whether I would buy it or not, probably a no.

13. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Ugly :C

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