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After testing the waters in India and a handful of other regions, Mozilla is all set to launch its Firefox OS-powered handsets in Japan. The company has partnered LG to produce a rather unique yet stylish looking smartphone. Called the Fx0, the 4.7-inch handset sports a transparent shell with the golden Firefox logo at the back. Priced at 50,000 yen (Rs 26,350 approximately), the Fx0 will be available in limited stock starting tomorrow, and will be available widely from January 6 onwards.

Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, who previously worked on LG G3’s design, the phone’s body shows the internal components of the handset. For a device that is designed for developer-centric audience, the design approach does seem rather appealing.

As far as specifications are concerned, the handset sports a 4.7-inch screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It packs in a 2,370mAh of battery.

“We are very pleased to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone, based on Web technology standards, to the Japanese market today,” said Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI. “KDDI hopes to build the new era of the Web through Web of Things, enabling everyone to create custom connected Web experiences.”

Mozilla will be banking on the LG Fx0 for a significant boost to its otherwise struggling ecosystem. The Firefox OS smartphone has received appreciation from several users, and its cheap price point has definitely enabled it to lure in many customers, but it still has a long way to go to compete with the market giants.

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