Jolla tries its luck in India, launches its first smartphone there tomorrow
posted by Florin T. / Sep 22, 2014, 5:46 PM
The Jolla phone will be available in India starting tomorrow, September 23, exclusively via Snapdeal - one of the country’s largest online retailers. It’s not clear how much the handset will cost. However, we must mention that its European price is of around $450 - that’s quite a lot of money for the specs the device is packing.
The Jolla smartphone runs Sailfish OS, featuring: a 4.5-inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2100 mAh battery. For more, check out our Jolla smartphone review,
While the Jolla phone does look good, and Sailfish OS is different from the other mobile platforms out there, these things may not be enough to convince customers to buy the device, at least not when a high price is involved. Earlier this month, Google and its Indian hardware partners released the first Android One smartphones - which offer specs comparable to those of Jolla’s phone for around $110. So unless Jolla prices its handset wisely, it’s going to have a hard time selling too many units in India.
Last month, Jolla CEO said that he was seeing Sailfish OS as the world’s “third mobile operating system” - ignoring the fact that, sales-wise, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is undoubtedly the third mobile platform (obviously behind Android and iOS).
source: Snapdeal via Twitter
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I use to be big fans of it, but since from day one i keep waiting until i lost my patience, and after trying to bit it from eBay from more than 10 times and lost it every time, i totally give up for it.
posted on Sep 22, 2014, 6:37 PM 0
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phonearena you really hate jolla when iphone has low specs you said they are enough for ios, when jolla has low specs it became bad and compare it with android one. this smartphone is unique, you can not get this kind of experience from anyone so let them enjoy premium price
posted on Sep 22, 2014, 7:01 PM 6
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iPhone is already a premium phone with millions of admirers so it's high price is somewhat justified and they will sell millions even if they increase their prices to absurd amounts. But for jolla they are still unknown. Only folks who visit sites like PA or gsmarena knows about the phone. So giving it a high price tag wont be justified and it will fail miserably. This is not hate, just basic idea for Business 101.
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 1:04 AM 1
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S400, epic fail Why not S600?
posted on Sep 22, 2014, 7:24 PM 0
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Jolla should sell this at US$100-$150. you cannot penetrate the market if you make this very expensive jolla. Get real.
posted on Sep 22, 2014, 7:57 PM 0
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Agree. And maybe they should stick first in creating launchers. See if people will get acquainted with their system then if proven to be popular and profitable, that's the time they get into phone manufacturing.
posted on Sep 23, 2014, 12:34 AM 0
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