Pictures have surfaced of the Geeksphone Revolution, the upcoming phone that’s reportedly going to allow you to boot into either Android or Firefox OS.
As you can see, the Revolution’s design is quite subdued — nothing flashy here. It looks a bit like the Moto G and Moto X, and it also seems like it could be based on the ZTE Geek.
The Revolution and the Geek have nearly identical profiles. Although the speaker grill, camera, and flash are in different positions on the two phones, there’s definitely a strong similarity.
Add in the facts that Geeksphone doesn’t actually manufacture its own devices and that the ZTE Geek also utilizes an Intel processor, and it’s not hard to imagine that the Revolution is a remixed phone.
That would actually be a bit of good news if you’re intrigued by a device that can dual-boot Android and Firefox OS.
Update: It looks like the Revolution will support Android, Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko software, and other operating systems. But you’ll need to choose one: it’s not really a dual boot device.
Why? Because the ZTE Geek’s specs are slightly better than those that leaked for the Revolution.
Instead of a 4.7-inch, 960 x 540 display, you’d be looking at a 5-inch 1280 x 720 panel — which is much more in line with today’s lower-end phones. Its battery would be larger, too, ramping up to 2300mAh from 2000mAh. Of course, those original specs could be right on the money if Geeksphone is planning on offering the Revolution at a rock-bottom price.
Update: it’s definitely a 4.7-inch qHD display here… and a 2000mAh battery. At least it’s user-replaceable. Thanks, Roland!
When they’re dangling the promise that “the Revolution is coming,” however, you’d hope for the slightly more up-to-date specs. Giving Firefox OS fans a phone with decent hardware would be a bit of a revolution, too.
So far they’ve been rather underpowered.