LG to Launch See-Through Firefox Smartphone in Japan

The Firefox OS may be a new entry into the smartphone world, but it is already becoming a sought-after commodity. The operating system is featured in a new see-through smartphone from LG that was introduced in Japan last week by Japanese mobile carrier KDDI Corporation.

The phone, known as Fx0, will debut for around $412 in U.S. dollars, making it more expensive than most of the sub-$100 Firefox smartphones. Its specifications feature a 4.7 inch display and a transparent gold frame around the entire phone. The casing was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the top designers in the world.

“The Fx0 is the most advanced Firefox OS phone that not only embodies openness through its impressive transparent design but empowers geeks and other users to become Web creators.” Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla, said in a statement.

The Fx0 will be the first phone on the market to use the Firefox OS with 4G LTE technology. There are currently 16 smartphones available that have the Firefox OS, but this one is expected to work at a much faster rate. The only question now is if the price tag will suit the customers who are used to $25 smartphones from Firefox.

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