Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS launched in India for Rs. 16499


Jolla, the smartphone start up company from Finland has launched its first Jolla smartphone in India exclusively on Snapdeal, as it promised. It has a 4.5-inch qHD screen, powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on Sailfish OS, which has a gesture-based user interface and supports Android apps.  Jolla has an unique design. There are two parts to the smartphone, the front and the cover which Jolla refer to as the other half.

We unboxed the Jolla smartphone last year. Check out the unboxing below.


At the launch, Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder and CMO of Jolla Ltd said,

Today, we are extremely excited to announce the availability of the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS in India, offering a true new alternative to the smartphone market. The most widely used mobile OS is rapidly colonialising the digital world, removing any sort of differentiation and turning the once exciting smartphone business into a hardware battle. Jolla smartphone with its open and independent Sailfish OS, is bringing excitement and freedom back to the smartphone industry.

Tony Navin, Senior Vice President, Electronics & Home,, said,

This is one smartphone that a lot of people in India have been waiting for and we are glad to be exclusively launching Jolla in India. With its independent and distinctive Sailfish OS mobile operating system, gesture-based user experience and Android application compatibility, Jolla and Sailfish OS offer a great alternative for smartphone users looking for something new and different. We at strive to offer our 25 million+ users top quality, exciting products with great prices, and Jolla is a great addition to our smartphone category.

Jolla specifications

  • 4.5″ (960 x 540 pixels) qHD 5-point multi-touch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection
  • Sailfish OS
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 SoC
  • 8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 9.9 mm thick and weighs 141 grams
  • 16GB storage, 1GB RAM, MicroSD slot
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS
  • 2100 mAh removable battery

The Jolla smartphone comes in White color and is priced at Rs. 16,499 in India. It is exclusively available on Snapdeal. First 90 orders would get the VIP box with Other Half covers in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colors.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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