Dual-Booting Geeksphone Revolution Finally Gets Some Specs


Geeksphone, the Spanish smartphone startup behind the world’s first Firefox OS smartphones, has revealed more about its up-coming Revolution handset ahead of its February 14 launch.

Of course, its main selling point is its ability to dual-boot both Android and Firefox OS, but the handset also offers a 4.7-inch qHD display, an Intel Atom processor, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video.

We already know what the Revolution will look like thanks to those leaked press shots that surfaced back in January. There’s nothing particularly special about its plastic design — it kind of looks like an HTC First from the front — and its internals aren’t overly exciting, either. But the Revolution has other tricks up its sleeve.

When you power it up, you have the option to choose between Android or Firefox OS. The Revolution is the only smartphone in the world that offers this functionality — and it’s likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future while Firefox OS is still in its infancy.

So, if you’d like to try out Firefox OS, but you don’t want to completely commit to it before it’s a little more mature — or you want to develop for it while using Android on the side, then it could be your ideal smartphone. And at just €200 (approx. $270), it’s not exactly going to break the bank.

This is what Geeksphone is packing into the device:

  • 4.7-inch IPS qHD display
  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2,000mAh battery

Geeksphone expects to start shipping the first batch of Revolution handsets on February 14. Those who pre-ordered the abandoned Peak+ will get one as a replacement automatically. The company is yet to confirm when the device will go on sale to the general public.