Jolla, a Finnish company that’s manned by ex-Nokia employees, has decided to expand its reach to India by offering its first smartphone which runs on the Sailfish OS. The company recently disclosed through its official Twitter account that it will sell the handset exclusively through Snapdeal.
Exclusivity on new products is the craze these days and some OEMs are siding with online retailers to distribute their devices instead of using the tradition method (local retail stores in case you were wondering). The Jolla smartphone is already available across Europe and it doesn’t run on Android, but the company’s own OS called Sailfish.
The platform is quite unique and shares a bit of similarity with BlackBerry 10. So far, there’s only one device that comes with the OS preloaded and it can be accessed on phones such as the Nokia N9 and N950, but you’ll have to manually flash the firmware. What’s more, it’s compatible with Android applications.
While the handset has some pretty good looks, its hardware is on the mediocre side. You get a 4.5-inch display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a measly qHD resolution, an outdated 1.4GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and dual cameras (2MP front and 8MP rear).
Here’s an overview of the Jolla’s specs:
– Sailfish OS
– 4.5-inch qHD IPS display
– 1.4GHz dual core Snapdragon processor
– 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, AGPS, Wi-Fi
– 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 32GB expandable
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 2100mAH battery
There’s no price or exact release date for the Jolla Sailfish smartphone, but you can expect it to arrive next month for around Rs 29000 (€349). For a better look at the OS, do checkout the company’s Android launcher which is available through the Play store.