Finnish startup company Jolla, founded by former Nokia employees, has launched its first smartphone running Sailfish operating system in India. Jolla boasts it to be a button-less phone and provides a gesture-based experience.
Priced at Rs. 16,400, the smartphone runs on a 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor along with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. Jolla has partnered exclusively with Snapdeal.com to sell its Sailfish smartphone in India.
The Jolla smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch qHD 5-point multi-touch display with Gorilla 2 glass protection. It mounts an 8 MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash at the back along with a 2 MP camera in the front.
Sailfish OS is built on an open platform and is based on the abandoned MeeGo project founded by Intel and Nokia. It supports Android apps and comes with Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and users can download other Android apps via Yandex and Aptoide Stores along with other Android marketplaces.
The smartphone heavily depends on gestures and has no navigation buttons. Another interesting feature is that the phone comes in two halves. Jolla calls the rear half as “The Other Half” and claims it to be more than just a back cover. These are smart covers which can automatically change the colour theme, wallpaper, font along with some tweaks to the UI when changed. Jolla will look forward to further innovate this segment to even include solar panels.
4.5-inch IPS qHD 5-point multi-touch display Gorilla 2 Glass protection
Qualcomm dual core 1.4 GHz processor
Sailfish OS with Android app compatibity
8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash
2 megapixel front-facing camera
16 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, E-compass, Ambient light
2100 mAh battery
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