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Jolla launches first smartphone in India with Sailfish OS for Rs 16499 exclusively on Snapdeal

Jolla, the smartphone maker from Finland founded by ex-Nokia employees have finally  launched their smartphone in India yesterday, as we reported earlier this week. You can purchase it here.


Jolla is popular because it runs on an open mobile operating system known as Sailfish OS, which is based on the heritage of Nokia and Meego. The company claims, “the smartphone offer a distinct user experience, unlike any of the competition.” It will be available exclusively on Snapdeal in India and has been priced at Rs 16,499.

Jolla’s smartphone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It has a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) IPS display with 5-point multi-touch support and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection over the display. It houses a 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video calling. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage and also has microSD slot for expanding memory.

On the connectivity options, it comes with 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS. It packs in a 2,100 mAh battery under the hood. The phone obviously runs on Sailfish OS known for its gesture-based user interface. It doesn’t support Google Play Store but you can download Android apps via Yandex and Aptoide Stores. You can also explore other third-party Android marketplaces.


The smartphone also comes with specially designed smart covers called “The Other Half” which makes it alive and unique, utilising preset ambiences and functionalities, such as colours, fonts, sounds, profiles and applications. They are manufactured from ultra-durable and scratch resistant polycarbonate material.

On this occasion, Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder and CMO of Jolla Ltd. said:

Today, we are extremely excited to announce the availability of the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS in India, offering a true new alternative to the smartphone market. The most widely used mobile OS is rapidly colonialising the digital world, removing any sort of differentiation and turning the once exciting smartphone business into a hardware battle. Jolla smartphone with its open and independent Sailfish OS, is bringing excitement and freedom back to the smartphone industry.

Tony Navin, Senior Vice President, Electronics & Home, said:

This is one smartphone that a lot of people in India have been waiting for and we are glad to be exclusively launching Jolla in India. With its independent and distinctive Sailfish OS mobile operating system, gesture-based user experience and Android application compatibility, Jolla and Sailfish OS offer a great alternative for smartphone users looking for something new and different. We at strive to offer our 25 million+ users top quality, exciting products with great prices, and Jolla is a great addition to our smartphone category.

Jolla comes in white colour option only and has been priced at Rs 16,499 and is available exclusively on Snapdeal.

Source: Press Release

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