Jolla Phone gets a price cut, now down to €349

After several months on sale, Jolla has reduced the price of its handset to €349. Originally €399, the Jolla Phone is the first device that was created by a team that left Nokia after Stephen Elop abandoned the MeeGo platform. 

Jolla is a group of former Nokia employees that continued work on a Linux-based operating system derived from MeeGo. The result was a new OS, Sailfish, which included a mixture of new features and some elements borrowed from the earlier platform. After creating a new software platform, instead of relying on aging and unsupported hardware like the Nokia N9, the team began working on a new device that would support the OS. 

In 2013, the Jolla Phone was launched becoming the company's first hardware device. It had a unique look, employing a design called “ The Other Half”. The underlying concept was that you could someday transform your device into something better by attaching different NFC-enabled backplates to the device. For now, these backplates perform a much simpler task, changing only the appearance of the menus with matching colors and themes.

The Jolla Phone features:

  • 4.5 in IPS qHD (540×960) display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
  • 16 GB of storage memory with microSD expansion
  • 8 MP AF camera
  • 2100 mAh user-replaceable battery
  • "The Other Half"
  • Sailfish OS
  • Android applications compliant

The newly priced Jolla device is available now via the company's website.

Source: Jolla | Image via Jolla

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