Spreadtrum planning a $25 Firefox OS smartphone

23 February, 2014 | Comments (45) | Post your comment

You heard that right. Spreadtrum and Mozilla are planning on releasing a smartphone that retails for $25.

Spreadtrum is a cell phone manufacturer that isn't exactly known around the world, but it shares the same vision as Mozilla does: delivering smartphones to consumers at the lowest possible prices.



What helps to keep the cost down is a Cortex A5 chipset: the SC6821. The chip doesn't have support for LTE, just WCDMA and EDGE. The chip does include support for WiFi, Bluetooth, cameras, and FM Radios, but it will top out at powering 3.5 screens.

With these features and specs, no one's going to be tossing out their Galaxies, iPhones, or Lumias, however, if Mozilla can create a smartphone that works reasonably well for $25, then feature phones will get much closer to being completely phased out in emerging markets.

For $25, would you buy one of these bad boys as your back-up smartphone? Or maybe use them as party favors for a geek get-together?

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Spreadtrum planning a $25 Firefox OS smartphone - reader comments

  • supriyailoveyou

I will absolutely buy this one but only my secondary smartphone. Great phone.Far better than feature phone on this segment.More apps(not as GP Store or app store)and almost polished UI(Don't think like Steve Jobs!! because iOS is unmatched still)I am...

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  • 2014-09-01 17:57
  • 7tJN
  • Vinay Kumar

When it is launched in india and is it launched in us

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  • 2014-08-01 06:43
  • PFAy
  • vijibhas

Can Firefox OS survive in India? http://www.techcharm.net/2014/06/can-firefox-os- survive-in-india.html

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  • 2014-06-11 17:13
  • 7t}F