Jolla opened pre-order for the Jolla phone, the first phone based on Sailfish OS, in May this year, but the phone official launch took place yesterday in Finland with just 450 Jolla phones available out of the over 50,000 pre-orders. In May, Jolla hardware specifications were incomplete, but the company has recently released the full details, as you can see below.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual core processor @ 1.4GHz + Adreno 305 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 16GB NAND flash + microSD slot
- Display – 4.5″ IPS qHD (960×540) display, 5-point multi-touch with Gorilla 2 Glass
- Network – GSM/3G/4G LTE (Works on 6 continents) with micro SIM
- Connectivity – WLAN802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 EDR HS, AGPS & GLONASS
- Camera – 8MP AF camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera
- USB – micro USB 2.0 HS
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack. microphone, stereo speakers
- Extension interfaces for wireless NFC, power in/out and I2C data connectivity
- Sensors – Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, E-compass, and ambient light
- Power – 2100mAh, 3.8V, 7.98Wh user-replaceable battery. Talk & stand-by time (approx.): 9 / 10hrs (GSM/3G) & 500hrs
- Dimensions – 131x68x9.9mm
- Weight – 141 g
The phone currently runs the Beta version of Sailfish OS, but the company promises frequent system updates over-the-air. Jolla will support native (Qt) Sailfish OS app, as well as Android app thanks to Myriad Alien Dalvik. Myriad’s CEO, Stephen Dunford, explains “Alien Dalvik runtime will enable Jolla smartphone users to access hundreds of thousands of apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype, Viber and WeChat, as well as a variety of games, productivity apps and music apps.” You won’t be able to access Google Play Store, but Jolla has partnered with Yandex to provide an Android App Store which claims to host over 85,000 Android apps.
If you’re a developer and are interested in developing Qt5 apps for the platform, you can download Sailfish SDK for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.
The phone sells for 399 Euros, but actual availability may currently be limited. Further information is available on Jolla website.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.