Jolla (smartphone)

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Jolla phone vector.svg
Front Jolla phone
Manufacturer Qisda Corporation.
Compatible networks GSM/3G/4G/LTE[1][2]
First released 27 November 2013 (2013-11-27)
Availability by Region 27 November 2013 (Finnish pre-orders) / 11 December 2013 (Finland) / December 2013 (pre-orders) / Q1 2014 (worldwide)
Predecessor Nokia 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]
Weight 141 g (0.311 lb)[1]
Operating system Sailfish OS
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
Memory 1 GB RAM[1]
Storage 16 GB[1]
Removable storage microSDHC, up to 32GB is officially supported; up to 64GB if microSDXC card is formatted to Jolla-supported formats like Fat32.[3]
Battery 2100 mAh user-replaceable[1] battery
Up to approximately 9 to 10 hours of talk time (GSM/3G, respectively)[1]
Data inputs Capacitive touchscreen
Display 4.5" IPS qHD (960 × 540 px) "Estrade" display[1]
Rear camera 8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash[1]
Front camera 2 megapixel front-facing camera[1]
Development status Released
  • 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. Currently it is available worldwide from the Jolla internet store.[7] (It is not available in the US via the website or any other outlet.)

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 (2014-04-28). "Eestis tuleb müügile Jolla nutitelefon" [The Jolla smartphone comes on sale in Estonia]. Majandus24 (in Estonian). Postimees. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  8. ^ "[Press] Jolla smartphones available from DNA Stores from 11 December". Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  9. ^ Jolla opens Jolla Store in Kazachstan
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-23. Jolla launched in Hong Kong

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