Jolla, a smartphone company launched by ex-Nokians in 2011, is launching its first smartphone in India on September 23. The company had earlier tied up with Snapdeal to retail its smartphones in India.
Jolla handsets run on Sailfish operating system which as the company claims is “completely open-source”. The USP of Sailfish OS is its complete gesture based — supporting swipes and shortcuts, and customizable interface. The company also touts Sailfish OS’ multi-tasking abilities that allow users to see all the running apps on one screen – a feature which isn’t available on any other mobile operating system. It is also capable of running Android apps which you can download via the Yandex and Aptoide Stores and other third-party Android marketplaces.
Unlike other operating systems, Jolla’s Sailfish doesn’t display the navigation buttons on top, instead completely relies on gestures for control. The company says that phone grows with you, and adapts to your habits.
Jolla handset sports a 4.5-inch IPS qHD display, with 5-point multi-touch support and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protecting the display. It equips an 8-megapixel shooter with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It’s worth noting that its international variant supports 4G LTE, at this point we are not sure if the company will ship the same variant in India.