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Jolla smartphone specifications announced

The specifications of the Jolla smartphone have been revealed on the company’s Facebook page, several months after the device had been officially announced.


For its display, the Jolla smartphone will pack a 4.5-inch qHD Jolla Estrade display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. This detail disappointed some who had been hoping for a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. As for the size, it is considerably smaller than many of the 5-inch devices today. For comparison, however, it has a size similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which has a slightly smaller display panel measuring 4.3 inches.

The device will also arrive with a 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Meanwhile, the storage capacity is 16GB, which may be further expanded by a microSD card. RAM is a full GB. Its cameras are an 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, plus a 2 MP front-facing camera. Earlier, Jolla said that the smartphone will not come with a dedicated physical camera button. However, the volume up key may function as a shutter button. Moreover, the device is powered by a user-replaceable 2100 mAh battery (3.8V, 7.98Wh). There is also something called “The Other Half” expandability with smart covers. It had been earlier said that the color options would include light blue, white, green, and orange. Lastly, the device features Jolla Mobile’s Sailfish OS. The list of specifications is more detailed that the one that Jolla published a few days ago, or what was revealed in May.

The announcement comes several days after Jolla issued a press release regarding the Jolla smartphone’s compatibility with Android apps. It clarified today, however, that despite the compatibility, the smartphone will not have Google Play. Some apps which will be compatible with Sailfish are Instagram, Whatsapp, Spotify, and Whatsapp.

As of the moment, pre-ordering for the Jolla smartphone is already open. It is priced at 399 Euros. Jolla hopes to ship the devices by the end of the year.

via jolla

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