The Zen U105 Fire smartphone running on the Firefox OS has been officially launched in India earlier than expected. The handset was previously said to arrive by the end of October and as you’d expect from devices running Mozilla’s mobile OS, the device is a super affordable one.
It currently costs Rs 1999 which is at par with the Intex Cloud FX and the Alcatel Fire C 2G that retails for around the same amount. The Zen U105 Fire is the OEM’s first device to come with the Firefox OS which aims at delivering smartphone-quality apps and internet access at extremely low price points.
Zen Mobile hasn’t done anything unique with the smartphone. In fact, it’s merely based on the reference design from Mozilla which is the case with every other Firefox phone currently available in India. So there’s basically nothing to write home about.
The hardware used is, however, capable of getting the job done and offering a smartphone experience. The device comes with a 3.5-inch TFT HVGA display and a VGA camera on the front. A 2MP snapper can be found on the rear, while the innards comprise of 256MB storage, 128MB RAM, a 1GHz single core processor and a 1200mAh battery.
Zen U105 Fire specs roundup:
– Firefox OS 1.3
– 3.5-inch 480 x 320 pixel display
– 1GHz Spreadtrum 682 processor
– 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, 16GB expandable storage
– Dual SIM support (no 3G)
– 2MP rear camera, VGA front snapper
– 1200mAh battery
The Zen U105 Fire went on sale in India exclusively through HomeShop18 on Thursday and the e-commerce websites notes that it has managed to sell 15000 units in just a single day. When we last checked, the phone was listed as out of stock, but be sure to bookmark this link for future use.