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

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:51

Jolla, the company behind the Linux-based Sailfish OS, has finally released the official specs of its first smartphone, and this time around this time around it's a bit more specific...

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:59 17

1. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Its too expensive for that kind of specs

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:33 7

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Yes i was expecting a $350-$450.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 21:21 1

17. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 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?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:13 7

2. uchihakurtz (Posts: 404; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:17 10

3. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

1st nail in its coffin...

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:40

5. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 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!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:46 9

6. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:49 2

7. xtroid2k (Posts: 534; Member since: 11 Jan 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 15:50 1

13. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 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!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:52

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:12 1

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Dead already!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:32 2

10. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

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

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 04:21 1

15. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

no you live everyday but you only die once

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 09:35 1

11. Finest (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

Jolla vs Blackberry hmm they both have similarities

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:43

12. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 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.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 20:57

14. sicofante (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 09:02

16. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)

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

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