The Firefox OS is coming to Japan tomorrow with the launch of the KDDI Fx0, a 4.7" smartphone based on the Firefox OS. The phone is manufactured by LG, it was designed by noted Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka and is based on the design of the LG G3 phone. The Fx0 smartphone has a transparent shell and features a golden Firefox logo as home button. Contrary to other Firefox OS phones, the KDDI Fx0 is not a budget model. It's priced at 50,000 yen, which is roughly US$415.
The Fx0 marks a break from Mozilla's established strategy of making the cheapest possible phones and dares to stray into the middle of the smartphone price and spec range. At a cost of 50,000 yen (roughly $420), this smartphone is significantly more expensive than the average Firefox OS handset, but it seeks to justify that price rise with its good looks and greater capabilities. NFC, LTE, and other widely adopted features are making their Firefox OS debut on the Fx0, making it a much more competitive and compelling proposition for buyers that are less constrained by their budget. Still, Firefox OS shouldn't be confused as any sort of competitor to the smartphone high end, and the base specs of the Fx0 are relatively underwhelming: a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and a 2,370mAh battery.