Jolla, a new smartphone brand which was formed by some ex-Nokia employees in October 2011, has confirmed that they will be launching their smartphone in India in an exclusive partnership with Snapdeal. The Jolla phone runs on Sailfish OS, open source version of MeeGo. Not only it has a completely button-less design, it also works solely on gestures and lets you run Android apps.
Jolla Phone Specifications
- 4.5 inch IPS LCD screen, qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution, 5 point capacitive multitouch, Gorilla Glass 2
- Sailfish OS v1.0 (upgradeable to Sailfish OS v1.0.5), Android apps
- 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
- 8MP AF camera with LED flash, full HD 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera
- HSPA 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, A-GPS and microUSB v2.0 port
- Stereo speakers, Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
- 131 x 68 x 9.9 mm, 141 grams
A lot of new companies are making their way into India because it is expected to become the largest smartphone market in the world by year 2016. Jolla doesn’t run a full version of Android but it is compatible with Android apps. We’ve already seen the fate of Nokia X smartphones. Do you think just running Android apps would make them worth buying?
Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.