According to the handset maker, the availability of its smartphone is subject to demand in local markets. It appears that the Jolla phone will be initially released in European countries with more countries to follow.
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Jolla’s Sailfish OS phone will be launched on the market with colorful replaceable casings that are called “Other Half.”
The device features a Jolla original design with ample 4.5-inch Estrade capacitive touchscreen display. It also packs a dual-core processor, but for now, there are no additional details on the type of CPU.
Jolla has also confirmed that its Sailfish-based smartphone will also be packed with 4G support, but supported countries will be defined closer to shipment date, so there’s no telling which regions will get this feature.
On the inside, the handset packs 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. No word on the amount of RAM yet, but we expect it to come with at least 1GB of RAM.
There’s also an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, but there’s no mention of a secondary camera for video calls.
Given the fact that the smartphone features changeable back cover, Jolla phone’s battery is user-replaceable. It is powered by gesture-based Sailfish OS and is compatible with Android applications.
The latter has just been confirmed by the company, though Jolla encourages developers to start creating Sailfish apps in order to support the new operating system. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.