Spanish company Geeksphone unveiled few additional details about its upcoming Geeksphone Revolution smartphone.
First thing you should know is that it will use Intel’s Atom Z2560 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. While this chip features Intel Hyper-Threading technology to deliver advanced multi-tasking and great performance, it’s not really on par with Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon SoCs. It’s still fast enough.
It will also boast a 4.7-inch IPS screen with qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution, which is kinda disappointing. We would prefer 720p HD screen but it would definitely drive the cost up. Furthermore, the Revolution will also come with a 2000 mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera with flash and expandable storage.
But, and here’s what this Geeksphone device is all about, it will be able to run either Android or “other alternatives,” such as a Firefox OS. As far as I’ve understood, it wouldn’t actually run two systems at the same time (with dual-boot) and users will rather have to select the platform they want to run. Hopefully, the Spanish company will make it easy for end-users to seamlessly install any operating system they want with some PC/Mac tool. We’ll see…
Availability wise, the Geeksphone Revolution will hit the market during the first quarter of 2014.