The Jolla smartphone is finally available for purchase in India. The phone is currently exclusively available on Snapdeal, but we expect in the coming days to see a wider release on more retailers. The first 90 buyers of the Jolla smartphone will receive a complementary Other Half back cover in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colors.
The phone retails for $270 (INR 16,499) and delivers a 4.5" qHD display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, 1.4GHz dual-core Krait CPU on the Snapdragon 400 chipset and 1GB of RAM. At the back, there's a 2,100mAh removable battery and an 8MP camera with LEd flash.
The big story for the Jolla is its Sailfish OS, done by former Nokia engineers. We did a preview of the phone a while back and went into details of the Sailfish OS performance and cool gesture-based interface.
While the phone was set to launch in August, it appears Jolla faced some issues, which delayed the arrival in the subcontinent. The phone hit Europe nearly a year ago with a price tag of €399, and although it got a few price cuts since, it's still more expensive than it is in India.