A rising number of OEMs have been taking the e-commerce route in India, with examples ranging from Obi to the mighty Xiaomi. Earlier today, another deal of this kind was announced, the Jolla – Snapdeal partnership.
As the title says, the deal would mean that Jolla phones would be available in the country via popular e-commerce portal Snapdeal. Jolla is a Finland based maker that has roots from none other than Nokia, with most employees coming from the former. Jolla currently has just one smartphone release, the self-named ‘Jolla Jolla’ or the Jolla Smartphone.
India is the rising smartphone market of the world and we look forward to welcoming many new Jolla fans across the country. Since late 2011 when we established the company Jolla, we have received a tremendous amount of interest from India to enter this great market. In particular we have found it very encouraging how much there is interest and trust for mobile heritage coming from Finland, and what kind of development opportunities there are to start to develop e.g. local applications for India.
– Sami Pienimaki, CMO and co-founder, Jolla
- 4.5-inch 960 x 540p qHD display
- 1.4GHz dual-core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB on-board ROM, expandable
- 8 mega-pixel rear camera
- 2 mega-pixel front facing camera
- 2100mAh battery
- Sailfish OS v1
No word on pricing or availability yet, but its being said that it won’t take Jolla and Snapdeal more than a month before they begin distribution of the Jolla Smartphone, with a price tag or around 350 Euros.
Interestingly, the promotional image Jolla have on their website looks a lot like what Xiaomi used in India as well.