Sailfish OS-touting Jolla phone unboxed, shows off its fresh 'sandwich' design

Sailfish OS-touting Jolla phone unboxed, shows off its fresh 'sandwich' design
Jolla, a smartphone company that got jump-started thanks to its Nokia roots, has been hard at work on a device that's fresh and different, and their efforts have finally paid off – 'The First One' phone has now been officially launched. Right on schedule, too.

We've known pretty much everything there is to know about the first Sailfish OS-touting smartphone, including price, design and specs and even how The First One handles itself in at least one benchmark. Yet, nothing truly beats seeing, in the closest form to person, what a hefty €399 (about $540) price tag gets you. Thankfully, you can see several snaps of the entire contents of The First One's box and even the phone with its signature 'sandwich' design – a swappable backplate, called The Other Half, that changes the color scheme of the entire OS, depending on its own.

For those of you too busy to go digging for specs, keep in mind that those $540 bucks don't quite have the same bang they would otherwise do with, say, Motorola nowadays. Put forth simply, you get a 4.5-inch 540x960 qHD display, a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Camera capabilities sit at 8-megapixels at the rear, along with an LED flash. Of course, and while we're still at the topic of noteworthy things, do take this in moderation – there's still no telling exactly how resource-hungry Jolla's Sailfish OS will be, so these may actually do the job just fine.

source: C Tech



1. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If i had the Money i would et one. But as it is now i cant spend all that Money on something that dont have the apps i dont know i want.

2. Donkorvleone

Posts: 19; Member since: May 30, 2013

Well it can run Android apps so I guess the numbers isn´t all to disappointing?

4. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

ooh right i forget. Well my wp8 is finally getting apps at a nice speed, and i have one year left on my contract anyway =P maybe my next phone thou, if theres a foolow up next year.

5. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Its expensive i think... $350 - $400 would have cut it. At least give people some motivation to grab one

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Ooh I want one.

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i want one if its given free

7. TediT

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Way too expensive for those specs I think. Max price for that should be $370

8. taikucing unregistered

The price... meh

9. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Crappy specs and high price, but I would buy it if I had money

10. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's usually the case for a new company with a new product. They have to try and recoup the money they spent on fabbing and R&D somewhere. If it sells enough there's a good chance the price will go down. I would like to see how the new OS fares as it would make for an interesting mobile consumer landscape.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

That design, while not cheap to the eye, just looks aesthetically unappealing. I guess it's hard when you try to do new things to stand out. That's just my opinion. Also, it's not a good thing to use a product header that's telling consumers that there's definitely going to be another one that's better.

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