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ZTE launches two low-end Firefox phones: ZTE Open C and ZTE Open II

ByinAnnouncements | February 26, 2014

ZTE Open CZTE has big plans concerning phones running Firefox OS. The company revealed that it’s goal is to sell “over 1 million” Firefox OS smartphones by the end of this year. Among those device will be the recently announced at World Mobile Congress the Open C and  the Open II, which according to company should deliver great experience and highly affordable price. The ZTE Open C is set for release in the second quarter of 2014 on Telefónica in Venezuela and Uruguay at unknown price yet. The ZTE Open II, we guess that it should go on sale around the same time.

4-inch ZTE Open C Firefox Phone

ZTE Open C Firefox PhoneThe ZTE Open C is better spec’d out of the duo. The phone’s dimensions are 126 x 64.7 x 10.8 mm with its screen measuring 4 inches diagonally. The resolution is 480 x 800 pixels which works out to a pixel density of 233 ppi. Under the hood the Open C has a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 512 MB of RAM. The device offers 4 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot up to 32 GB.

The Open C comes equipped with a 3-megapixel rear camera, an FM radio and accelerometer with proximity sensor. Unfortunately there is no 4G connectivity yet, the handset runs on 2G / 3G network, . Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and micro USB. The handset is powered by a 1,400 mAh battery. The phone of course runs Firefox OS version 1.3.

3.5-inch ZTE Open II Firefox Phone

ZTE Open IIThe ZTE Open II, as suggested by the name, is a successor to the ZTE Open which was launched last year. The handset is an entry-level as can it be and, just like the ZTE Open C, runs Firefox OS 1.3. The phone’s 118 x 61 x 10.5 mm body houses a 3.5-inch display with a 320 x 480 resolution at low pixel density of 165 ppi.

The Open II is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip accompanied by Adreno 302 GPU and a mere 256 MB of RAM. There won’t be much space to store content, since internal memory is only 2 GB. There is however a microSD slot for storage expansion, though, and it is compatible with up to 32 GB cards. Other features of the phone include 2-megapixel camera, FM Radio and a 1,150 mAh battery.

source: ZTE USA

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