First Jolla phone appears in benchmarks, reaffirms its mid-range specs
The story of Jolla's Sailfish OS-based phone is a long one, yet apart from sharing some details on the phone, Jolla has left us woefully unaware of exactly when and where we can expect the device to retail officially Jolla has announced that it's first device is coming to market on November 27 in Finland.
As is the case with the industry, information starts trickling down sooner or later, and this time around we get to see how Jolla and its Other Half compare with the competition, at least in terms of browsing. Unfortunately, neither the 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 on board, nor the resolution of 960x540 helps, as the device is nearly at the bottom of Browsermark rank list. That one includes devices from iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Or 209 devices overall, of which Jolla's phone ranks 173rd, right under Samsung's Nexus S.
The only other detail we can glean from the phone's pass through Browsermark is that it'll be powered by Mozilla's Gecko Engine, the very same one that makes Firefox tick.
While these results are rather underwhelming, it should be noted that for what it's worth, Jolla was reluctant to pile up onto the specs bandwagon, like most other manufacturers do, from the very start. Whether that's because they see the world differently than their competitors, or simply because they're unable to keep that reckless pace is up for debate, however.
One thing's for certain, though: that phone is a looker.