Today, Jolla has announced a new Sailfish Community Device Program initiative. It includes a new Sailfish OS device, which has been named the Jolla C. The company offered 1,000 units of the device for developers, which was sold out very quickly on the first day itself. Also, selected Jolla C users will be invited to test Beta OS releases. Consumers who have registered for the device will also get invites to live online community sessions after the Finnish summer holiday season.
Jolla sai, “A limited group of first registrants will also get an invitation to our International Sailfish Community Event in Helsinki, June 17, 2016, where you can attend Sailfish-related workshops.” Lets check out the specifications of the device.
Jolla C Specifications
The Jolla C features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, that is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor along with Adreno 306 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can also be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Sailfish OS 2.0 out of the box, which is compatible with Android apps.
It comes with a 8 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash. On the front, there is a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It supports Dual SIM and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It is 9.6 mm thick and weighs 150 grams.
The Jolla C includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,500 mAh Lithium-ion battery under the hood.
The Jolla C is available in Red color and has been priced at €169 (US $ / INR Rs approximately), including VAT and shipping (free) in Finland as a part of the community program. However, the final pricing of the smartphone will vary depending on the other launch countries.
Regarding the new community program, Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder of Jolla, said:
“An active developer and fan community has always been a core part of Sailfish OS, and we want to thank all our fans for their passion and support throughout the years. The program was sold out quickly after the launch, which is a strong message of the willingness to change the world together. As the Sailfish OS licensing is expanding, the role of an active community gets even bigger. We are now investigating if we can extend the program beyond this.“