The name Jolla has been surfacing in the tech media for a couple of years for its Sailfish OS based smartphone. After several months, the vendor had teased that it will be launching the first ever Jolla smartphone in India today. Now, the Jolla Phone is official and it is available exclusively via Snapdeal as claimed earlier.
The new Jolla Phone launched by the Finnish startup is given a 4.5 inch qHD 5 point multi-touch IPS display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. This screen is protected with the scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Running on the firm’s proprietary platform Sailfish OS, the Jolla Phone is incorporated with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC ticking at 1.4 GHz clock speed. This processor is aided by 1 GB of RAM for decent multi-tasking and 16 GB of default storage capacity that can be expanded further using a micro SD card.
The imaging hardware onboard the device comprises of an 8 MP primary camera with auto focus and LED flash for better performance. This main sensor features support for FHD 1080p video recording as well. Also, there is a 2 MP front-facing selfie camera that takes charge of video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots.
Connectivity features onboard the Jolla Phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS and there is a NFC chip as well on the back of the phone that is called ‘Other Half’. Powering things is a 2,100 mAh battery that can provide a decent backup to the handset.
The Jolla smartphone is launched in a White color variant carrying a price tag of Rs 16,499. As mentioned above, the smartphone is available exclusively via online retailer Snapdeal. It has to be noted that the first 90 buyers of the Jolla Phone will receive a VIP box including Other Half covers in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colors.