Ever heard of Jolla? (Pronounced as “Yol-la”). It is one of the newest mobile system powered by the new open-sourced Sailfish OS that derives from the old Meego OS by Nokia. Meego was used in the Nokia N9. So when Nokia shut down their own mobile OS division with their move to Windows Phone platform, a team of Nokia’s Meego developer went out on their own to create Sailfish OS and… now we have Jolla.
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From what I gather, the UI (user interface) side of the smartphone is beautiful and it seems very responsive. The hardware inside it is a Snapdragon 400 with dual-core 1.4GHz Krait 200 and 1GB of RAM. By today’s standards, that hardware specification is deemed low but from what I’ve read, the OS is very responsive and uses very little memory resources. It has an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and an LED flash, and a 2MP camera in front.
The screen size is 4.5 inches with 245 ppi pixel density, 540×960 resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for scratch protection. It also have an ample memory space inside with 16GB built-in plus a microSD card slot to add on up to 64GB of extra space.
For now only 450 units of this device will be available and it is already on sale in Finland. So if you wish to get your hands on this “new kid on the block”, may have to wait a little bit longer.
Meanwhile, here’s their official video for Jolla and Sailfish OS.