Jolla Sailfish Phone Is Revealed
Jolla Sailfish phone is revealed
Jolla, a Finnish company founded by former Nokia employees, has unveiled its first smartphone running on the Sailfish OS, a Linux-based operating system that is a successor of the MeeGo platform. The Jolla phone features a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a replaceable battery. It also has a unique two-piece design that allows users to change the back cover of the phone and customize its appearance and functionality. The phone is expected to ship by the end of 2023 and will cost 399 euros ($513) without subsidies.
The Sailfish OS is designed to offer a fast and fluid user experience with intuitive gesture-based navigation and multitasking. Users can swipe from the edges of the screen to access different views and switch between apps. The OS also supports Android applications, which can be downloaded from third-party app stores or transferred from other devices. Jolla claims that Sailfish OS is compatible with most Android hardware and can be easily adapted to different devices. Jolla also plans to license its OS to other manufacturers and partners who want to offer an alternative to the dominant mobile platforms.
Jolla's debut smartphone is aimed at tech enthusiasts and early adopters who are looking for something different and innovative in the mobile market. Jolla hopes to attract customers who value privacy, security, and openness, as well as those who want to support a European mobile OS. Jolla also hopes to build a strong community around its OS and encourage developers to create native Sailfish apps. Jolla has already received more than 50,000 pre-orders for its phone from over 130 countries. Jolla's CEO Tomi Pienimäki said that he is confident that there is enough demand for a third mobile ecosystem besides iOS and Android.
Jolla Sailfish phone is a bold and ambitious project that aims to challenge the status quo in the mobile industry. It is not clear yet how well it will perform in the competitive market, but it certainly offers a fresh and exciting option for smartphone users who want more choice and diversity. Jolla Sailfish phone is expected to launch in Finland first, followed by other European countries and China.