Previous week, we reported about the launch of the first Firefox OS smartphone in India – the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1. And, at the time it seemed that the price of 2, 299 was too good to be true. But now Intex announces the Cloud Fx, a Firefox OS-based smartphones which can be yours for just 1999 INR, which is the equivalent of $33. The smartphone is now available via exclusive retail partner Snapdeal.
It seems that the cheapest Android smartphone available right on Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon India is a little over Rs. 2,000, which means that the Intex Cloud FX could indeed be India’s cheapest smartphone. This is a dual-SIM handset, which features a 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480 pixel) display, runs on a 1GHz processor along with 128MB of RAM. It also has a 2-megapixel rear camera, and no front-facing camera.
The Intex Cloud FX comes with only46MB of built-in storage, bu theres support for microSD cards up to 4GB. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Cloud FX weighs 104 grams, and has dimensions of 115.9×62.11.8mm. It comes with a 1250mAh battery, which is said deliver up to 4 hours of talk time and a standby time of 200 hours.
Keshav Bansal, Director of Marketing at Intex Technologies, said:
“The launch of Intex Cloud FX marks the beginning of a new era of the Indian smartphone market and Intex is proud to be the first Indian company to understand and deliver on market needs. With the launch of Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone. We are delighted to partner with Snapdeal.com, the partnership allows us to offer the smartphone pan-India at a revolutionary cost.”
And dr. Li Gong, President of Mozilla, added his own input, as well
“We are excited that Intex Cloud FX is now selling in the market, being the first Firefox OS device available in India and Asia. The positive consumer feedback from other markets tells that people like the unique user experience and openness we’re building with Firefox OS. With the support from Intex, Firefox OS smartphones in ultra-low-cost category will redefine the entry-level smartphones segment, which attract people to transfer from featured phones to smartphones. Having a stronghold as Intex, we believe Firefox OS devices are going to create another momentum in Asia.”
The Firefox OS phone has a duilt-in Usage monitor that allow users to monitor and control their data usage. Also, as a special offer, Aircel subscribers can now avail 1GB data free per month for 3 months by simply SMSing ‘INTEX’ to 121. The Cloud FX will be available only in Black and White and it also comes with support for several languages like English, Hindi and Tamil.