Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS to Launch in India on September 23

Jolla, a smartphone firm launched by the former Nokia employees in 2011 has confirmed that it will be launching its first smartphone in India on September 23. The firm already tied up with the online retailer Snapdeal to exclusively sell its offerings in the country.

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The Jolla smartphones are based on Sailfish operating system that is claimed to be a completely open source platform with the USP of providing complete support to gestures and a customizable interface. The Sailfish OS is touted to handle multi-tasking efficiently letting the users to see all the active applications in one screen that is not available in any other mobile platform. Furthermore, the operating system is capable of running the Android applications and they can be downloaded via Yandex and Aptoide stores along with other third party Android app markets as well.

The Jolla Sailfish platform does not display the navigation buttons at the top, but it depends on the gestures to control the device. The firm claims that the smartphone grows with the users adapting to their habits.

When it comes to the specifications, the Jolla smartphone is given a 4.5 inch IPS display carrying a qHD screen resolution of 960×540 pixels topped with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. It comes equipped with an 8 MP primary camera teamed up with LED flash for better low light performance and a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. Under the hood, the device will be using a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor paired with 1 GB of RAM for decent multi-tasking. It has to be noted that international variant of the Jolla phone will support 4G LTE connectivity, however there is no idea regarding the Indian variant.

Key Specs

Model Jolla Phone
Display 4.5 inch, qHD
Processor 1.4 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Sailfish OS
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,100 mAh