First Jolla phone appears in benchmarks, reaffirms its mid-range specs
The story of Jolla's SailfishOS-based phone is along one, yet apartfrom sharing some details on the phone, Jolla has left us woefully unaware of exactly when and where we canexpect 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 timearound we get to see how Jolla and its Other Half compare withthe competition, at least in terms of browsing. Unfortunately,neither the 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 on board, nor theresolution of 960x540 helps, as the device is nearly at the bottom ofBrowsermark rank list. That one includes devices from iOS, Windows Phoneand Android. Or 209 devices overall, of which Jolla's phone ranks173rd, right under Samsung's Nexus S.
The only other detail we canglean from the phone's pass through Browsermark is that it'll bepowered by Mozilla's Gecko Engine, the very same one that makesFirefox tick.
While these results are ratherunderwhelming, it should be noted that for what it's worth, Jolla wasreluctant to pile up onto the specs bandwagon, like most othermanufacturers do, from the very start. Whether that's because theysee the world differently than their competitors, or simply becausethey're unable to keep that reckless pace is up for debate, however.
One thing's for certain, though: that phone is a looker.