Jolla, a smartphone company founded by ex-Nokians in 2011, on Thursday sent out media invites for an event on September 23 where the company would launch its first smartphone in India in partnership with Snapdeal.
Jolla’s smartphone is powered by its Sailfish operating system. Sailfish, which uses an user interface with lots of gestures similar to the one Nokia developed for N9 phone, can also run select Android apps.
Currently, the company has only announced one smartphone and it is likely that the same device will be launched in India on September 23. This smartphone has a 4.5-inch IPS screen with qHD resolution, 16 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, a microSD slot and 8-MP rear camera.
While currently there is no information about the expected price of the Jolla phone in India, in several European markets the device is sold for around Rs 28,000. If the company keeps the price similar in India, it will face tough competition in the market.
The Indian market is full of several good and affordable Android phones and unless the price is very aggressive, the Jolla phone may not find many takers among Indian phone buyers.