Jolla’s first Sailfish OS phone unveiled, costs €399, should be launched this year

Built on the remains of Nokia’s and Intel’s MeeGo, Sailfish OS is a brand new mobile platform developed by Finnish company Jolla – founded by ex Nokia employees.

The very first Sailfish smartphone has been unveiled today by Jolla, and it’s a fairly large device, sporting a 4.5 inch display (of unknown resolution). It further features 4G – which, I assume, means LTE – a dual core processor, 8MP rear camera, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a removable battery. The handset also has removable back covers whit color schemes reminiscent of the Nokia N9 – the first and only commercial MeeGo phone.

As for Sailfish OS, this brings a gesture-based interface, and is “Android app compliant.”

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Unfortunately, Jolla can’t provide an exact launch date for the handset. But the company aims to start shipping it before the end of this year. Pre-orders are available as of now – the phone costs €399. It’s unlocked, of course.

Nokia’s N9 was well received back in 2011, so let’s wait and see how Jolla’s new handset will do.

You can take a quick look at Sailfish OS in the video below:

You can also see Marc Dillon (Jolla co-founder, ex MeeGo and S40 specialist at Nokia) talking about the new Sailfish phone in this video:

More info can be found here at Jolla’s official website.

Author: Florin

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