Finland based smartphone startup firm Jolla has announced that it has plans to enter into the Indian market with the launch of its first smartphone that is based on the proprietary Sailfish OS. In order to exclusively sell its offerings in India, the firm has inked a deal with e-commerce portal Snapdeal.

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In terms of specifications, the Jolla smartphone features a 4.5 inch 5 point multi-touch IPS display that packs a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The device draws energy from a 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 SoC paired with 1 GB of RAM. There is 16 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card.

For imaging, the Jolla offering packs an 8 MP primary snapper with auto focus and LED flash and a 2 MP front-facer for video calling. Other goodies onboard include Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.

According to Jolla, the device will be launched in India exclusively via Snapdeal within a month. While the pricing remains to be unknown, the smartphone is selling in European regions for 349 Euros (approx. Rs 25,000).

Commenting on the Indian entry, Sami Regarding the launch, Pienimäki, Co-founder and CMO of Jolla, said, “India is the rising smartphone market of the world and we look forward to welcoming many new Jolla fans across the country. Since late 2011 when we established the company Jolla, we have received a tremendous amount of interest from India to enter this great market. In particular we have found it very encouraging how much there is interest and trust for mobile heritage coming from Finland, and what kind of development opportunities there are to start to develop e.g. local applications for India.”

Also, Kunal Bahl, Co-founder & CEO, Snapdeal.com, said, “We at Snapdeal.com constantly endeavor to offer high quality products across varied categories to our 25 million+ users at best prices. The smartphone category has been getting an extremely encouraging response on our platform. However the market in India offers few choices in terms of mobile operating systems. Jolla with its innovative Sailfish OS introduces an entirely new user experience to consumers.”

Key Specs

Model Jolla Smartphone
Display 4.5 inch, qHD
Processor 1.4 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable
OS Sailfish OS
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,100 mAh
Price Yet to be announced