Jolla (smartphone)

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Jolla phone vector.svg
Front Jolla phone
ManufacturerQisda Corporation.
Compatible networksGSM/3G/4G/LTE[1][2]
First released27 November 2013 (2013-11-27)
Availability by region27 November 2013 (Finnish pre-orders) / 11 December 2013 (Finland) / December 2013 (pre-orders) / Q1 2014 (worldwide)
PredecessorNokia N9 (by MeeGo, community & spiritual legacy)
  • Height: 131 mm (5.2 in)[1]
  • Width: 68 mm (2.7 in)[1]
  • Thickness: 9.9 mm (0.39 in)[1]
Mass141 g (0.311 lb)[1]
Operating systemSailfish OS
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
Memory1 GB RAM[1]
Storage16 GB[1]
Removable storagemicroSDHC, up to 32GB is officially supported; up to 64GB if microSDXC card is formatted to Jolla-supported formats like Fat32.[3]
Battery2100 mAh user-replaceable[1] battery
Up to approximately 9 to 10 hours of talk time (GSM/3G, respectively)[1]
Data inputsCapacitive touchscreen
Display4.5" IPS qHD (960 × 540 px) "Estrade" display[1]
Rear camera8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash[1]
Front camera2 megapixel front-facing camera[1]
Development statusReleased
  • Head SAR 0.546 W/kg
  • Body SAR 1.470 W/kg[5]
Marc Dillon showing the Jolla's phone at Jolla love day.[6]

The Jolla smartphone is a smartphone produced by Jolla[1] that runs the Sailfish OS, released on 27 November 2013 and manufactured in China.[citation needed]

First unveiled device[edit]

Charles' Jolla phone.jpg

On 20 May 2013, after IamTheOtherHalf internet campaign, Jolla unveiled the following details and design of their first device:

  • 4.5 in IPS qHD (540×960) "Estrade" display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz dual-core
  • 16 GB of storage memory
  • microSD support
  • 8 MPix AF camera, back
  • 2 MPix camera, front
  • 2100 mAh user-replaceable battery
  • "The Other Half"
  • Gesture-based Sailfish OS
  • Android applications compliant
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Buttonless display, gesture navigation
  • Device in English language version
  • Qt, QML, HTML5 (see: Sailfish OS architecture)

The Sailfish OS SDK was published at the end of February 2013.

Retail availability[edit]

Jolla started shipping the phone in late November 2013. At first the phone could only be ordered on the web from within the European Union. [7] (It is not available in the US via the website or any other outlet.)[citation needed]

The phone also became available in the stores of the Finnish carrier DNA on 11 December 2013.[8]

On 28 April 2014, the Jolla phone became available in Estonia at the outlets of Elisa Eesti, the first operator outside Finland to offer the phone in their shops.[7]

On 25 July 2014 Jolla opened the first Jolla store in Kazakhstan in association with Mobile Invest.[9]

On 12 August 2014 Jolla was launched in Hong Kong in a partnership with 3 Hong Kong.[10]

In September 2014, Jolla launched in India on e-retailer Snapdeal.

In November 2014, Jolla launched in Russia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Jolla - we are unlike". Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Twitter / JollaHQ: @Nede7 LTE is already in ..." 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Twitter / JollaHQ: @Whippler_42 32gb on tuettu" [32gb [sic] is supported.] (in Finnish). 27 November 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jolla Smartphone specs". PhoneArena. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Jolla - get to know us". Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ Mobile Monday: 20.5.2013 Archived 2014-04-08 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b Kullasepp, Kuldar (28 April 2014). "Eestis tuleb müügile Jolla nutitelefon" [The Jolla smartphone comes on sale in Estonia]. Majandus24 (in Estonian). Postimees. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  8. ^ "[Press] Jolla smartphones available from DNA Stores from 11 December". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  9. ^ Jolla opens Jolla Store in Kazachstan[unreliable source?]
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Jolla launched in Hong Kong

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