Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

By | January 23, 2013

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview PhoneFront reminds us of the iPhone.

After demonstrating Firefox OS on a couple of unbranded and bland looking devices, Mozilla has just announced two developer preview phones, and they do indeed look better than expected.

What is more interesting though are the specs. Although it was speculated that Firefox OS will be limited to the low and/or mid-range phones, developer devices are far from slow, which is both exciting and concerning. If these devices are an exception, we wonder how will developers be able to test their apps and make sure that they run smoothly on a far less powerful phone.

So what about the specs? Mozilla has revealed two models, Keon and Peak:

The Keon model

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
3 MP Camera
MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
1580 mAh battery
Over the air updates
Unlocked, add your own SIM card

The Peak model

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
Screen 4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch.
Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).
4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM).
MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera).
Battery 1800 mAh.

Those are pretty juicy specs, to be fair and we can’t wait to see a detailed hands-on review when these phones are made available in February. For even more details and all developer talk, check the following page.

Any takers?

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  1. I don’t exactly know what constitutes mid-rage specs for a mobile device (as this seems to change very rapidly, specially if companies like Apple are moving to a bi-annual HW refresh), but the Keon doesn’t look all that powerful compared to current devices. Maybe someone can provide more details as to what would be a good example of a mid-range device?

    Also, by the time the phone comes to market late in 2013, the Keon specs may start looking a little more “mid-range” and specially if sales ramp up over the next year or two on the same hardware (this would also apply to the Peak model too, which will be “last generation” hardware by the time this goes to market).

    • Rafael says:

      Yep the first is more like a lower-mid-range like LG Optimus L7/L5 or Sony xperia J hardware. I think it receives this nomination because there are worse ones like LG Optimus L3, Samsung Galaxy Y, … And Galaxy Pocket for example I don’t even call it an smartphone by today’s standards.

      I’d say Sony xperia Sola is the best mid-range smartphone, it has at least a dual-core. :)

      But I see these first Mozilla phones as developers previews, by the time Firefox OS comes to the market it’ll be launched in new devices.