Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE is planning a new-and-improved Firefox OS smartphone, a company executive said yesterday, except this time it will sport a dual-core processor, larger screen, and a better user experience.

The Firefox OS ZTE Open went on sale in the US and UK for $79.99 last month, unlocked and initially exclusive to eBay, following its arrival in a handful of developing markets. The next handset is expected to land in the US in the first half of 2014, and will also be priced “at the lower end.”

Meanwhile, check out our hands-on with the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire from Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

TechHive | Second wave of ZTE Firefox OS phones to hit US next year

[via Engadget]

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