Specs for Jolla, the first Sailfish OS smartphone, are now official

Specs for Jolla, the first Sailfish OS smartphone, are now official

Jolla, the company behind theLinux-based Sailfish OS, has finally released the official specs ofits first smartphone, and this time around it's abit more specific. Based in Finland, Jolla's ambitious have receiveda serious bump ever since local Nokia's handset business changedhands, leaving a vacuum of local fans behind.

The Jolla smartphone is definitely one those 'alternative' projects that we're secretly rooting for,and we can't wait to see if the Sailfish OS will manage to causeripples in the established state of affairs. If it does, however, itcertainly won't be because of impressive hardware or a low pricepoint. Rather, the company has decided to narrow it down to a greatexperience, and really stylish hardware -- while the internals themselves are the Jolla smartphone isa looker.

So, specs. As we said, Jolla has nointention of getting into the hardware wars currently raging in thehigh-end tier. Instead, the specs include a far more conservativedual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM and 16GBof microSD-expandable storage. Along comes a rear 8MP Auto-Focuscamera with an LED flash, and a 2MP snapper taking the front. Thehandset is powered by the aforementioned Sailfish OS, which Jolla promises will feature compatibility with Android apps, and a2100mAh user-replaceable cell. Last, but not least, the display is arather underwhelming 4.5-inch qHD panel, meaning a resolution of960x540, so it's pretty fair to say it represents possibly the weakest link in Jolla's specs list.

The Sailfish-touting smartphone isexpect to hit the market by the end of 2013 with a price tagof 399,or about $540.


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  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Its too expensive for that kind of specs

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yes i was expecting a $350-$450.

17. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

If you think of it, it's almost the same specs as the iPhone, but at a much lower price. Just an overclocked processor, lower ppi and bigger battery. Plus they claim the os runs smooth with these specs, so what's the problem?

2. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

If it was 720p, it would've been a little reasonable, but qHD?

3. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1st nail in its coffin...

5. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Ubuntu Edge looks and has way much better specs! What is this, 2011 specs... Please go back to your drawing board! Linux needs a lot of power and resources! It should've had the specs what LG G2 has!

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Er... Ubuntu Edge isn't a real product. It doesn't exist, and likely never will with the crowdfunding campaign having not been successful. It was a veritable wishlist of specs, and hardly something to compare devices to. Also, Linux most certainly does not need a lot of power and resources. I have no idea where that comes from. It is entirely modular, and can take advantage of a bevy of resources, or be made incredibly light and run on old hardware. The specs as written are fine. The only *real* disappointment is the low res screen.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I think this phone looks great along with a sexy looking OS. Specs wise I don't care: its a breath of fresh air in the smartphone game. Build quality looks great. Many color choices. Sometimes looking at the bigger picture is what counts. They are not trying to compete in the high end. I think the goal is to capture the low end market: maybe in the us and emerging countries then depending on success the high end will come.

13. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

if it's for low end, then they missed the mark at that price point. A little high for what we are getting. I hope it does well though. For me, looks decent, though I'm not decided about the whole "layered" look.. I can guarantee that anyone that picks it up is going to try and unfold it.. lol, with the way the back looks like 2 separate layers. The screen res?? That's very disappointing. 1280x800 is a min requirement!

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


9. SleepingOz unregistered

Dead already!

10. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

You only live once ‒ that's the motto ninja JOLLA.

15. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

no you live everyday but you only die once

11. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Jolla vs Blackberry hmm they both have similarities

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I'd buy it to be different. I was going to buy the N9 but with no clear future I didn't. Ever see a Motorola Ming aka A1200? Nice phone for its time. Better than anything Moto had stateside. I'd like something like that again.

14. sicofante

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

What the hell is an "Estrade" screen? It's an LCD or an AMOLED? Why do they keep hiding this vital info? I know many people hate AMOLEDs (don't know exactly why) but they are the appropriate ones for N9-like always on clock or notifications, so I hope it's an AMOLED and Sailfish provides the same feature. BTW: Disappointing resolution anyway.

16. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

nokia undercover, aged specs, this means that nokia really wanted to go for android long before...

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