First Jolla Smartphone Goes Official

Just check out the tech news of any particular day, you will find Android ruling over there. New Android smartphones keep hitting the market every now and then. Android is enjoying a great time, but the near future may not be same for this Google’s mobile OS. Why? Well, new mobile OS are all set to give tough competition to Android. Sailfish OS is one of the upcoming mobile OS. If you are no longer interested in Android, and want something new, something unique, then you will be pleased to know that ‘Jolla’ has just unveiled ‘Jolla Phone’, which is the first ever hardware that runs Sailfish OS.

jolla smartphone

As per the early news about this just-unveiled smartphone, it appeared that smartphone will be called ‘The Other Half’, but no, it will simply be called the ‘Jolla’. As per GSMArena specs’ page, the smartphone is ‘Jolla Jolla’. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Anyways, if you are interested in knowing about the features of this first Sailfish OS device, then do read out the following section.


The dimensions of this smartphone are not unveiled. The first look at smartphone may give you feel as it is device from Nokia’s Lumia line-up. As per Facebook page of Jolla, the smartphone has colorful plastic case which is available in various shades.


Jolla phone has 4.5 inches capacitive touchscreen with multitouch feature. The display is Ample Estrade display with unknown resolutions.

Processor and Operating System

Jolla phone has Dual Core processor. The clocking speed of processor is not known yet. Operating system of this smartphone is its most attractive point. It runs MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, and is the first ever hardware to do so.


The internal storage capacity in the Jolla phone is 16GB. Just like most of the smartphones getting launched nowadays, this one has got microSD slot. So, if 16GB is not enough, just use microSD card and expand it.


Jolla phone has 8MP Primary Camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. The camera has many features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection. Full HD video of 1080p can be recorded with it. For video conferencing purposes, Secondary Camera is there in this smartphone.

Other Features

This first Sailfish OS smartphone is 4G LTE capable device. In the connectivity part, it has got 3.5mm audio jack and MicroUSB v2.0. It might come with other connectivity options as well, but as per the unveiled information, these two connectivity features are only known. One interesting thing that Jolla has announced is that, this smartphone will be “compliant” with Android apps. It’s indeed a plus point of this handset. Nothing has been announced about which Android apps will be supported, and from where users will have to download the apps.

Price and Availability 

Price of Jolla phone is 399.00 EUR / 338 GBP / 513 USD. The smartphone is available for pre-order. It will first hit the European countries and then will follow more countries.


Jolla Phone is nice smartphone both from the hardware and software prospective. Good smartphone for those who are not interested in any of mobile OS available currently.

What’s your view about Jolla phone? Would you like to buy it?


  1. By Ian Chin


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