Jolla quietly debuts Aqua Fish smartphone at MWC

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Feb 24, 2016
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  1. Jolla, the Finnish mobile device maker that raised eyebrows earlier this year by snubbing some of its crowdfunding backers, made a surprise appearance at Mobile World Congress with a new smartphone in tow.

    If you recall, Jolla announced last summer that it was splitting its business into two by licensing its software to other device makers. The move would allow the company to continue developing its own hardware while simultaneously building up the Sailfish OS install base.

    The Aqua Fish from Indian handset maker Intex Technologies is a product of the latter.

    The Aqua Fish features a 5-inch TFT display operating at 1,280 x 720 and is powered by a Qualcomm quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD card slot). There's an 8-megapixel camera on the rear as well as a 2-megapixel shooter up front. Connectivity-wise, the Aqua Fish includes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 4G LTE and a micro-USB 2.0 port. It'll ship running Sailfish 2.0 and is powered by a smallish 2,500mAh battery.

    Jolla says the Aqua Fish handset will go on sale this April in India. It'll be offered in orange and black color schemes and is rumored to be priced between $120 and $150. No word yet on whether or not it'll make its way outside of India.

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  2. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 415   +186

    Has anyone used Sailfish OS this to test out their Android emulation?
  3. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +114

    Are there any members here in India?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Yes, there are. Why do you ask?
  5. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +114

    Because it was asked if anyone used Sailfish OS this to test out their Android emulation.
  6. Magneto10

    Magneto10 TS Enthusiast Posts: 28

    I really hope Jolla makes good impact. I want to switch from Android. I do not care about 8K display; because it is phone not a TV. I do not need 64 GB of RAM, or 99 cores. I just need a phone that has a clear display during sunlight. A phone that does not lag. A phone that has at least daily life apps (WhatsApp, Google Drive/Dropbox, ...................)
  7. aMerkuri

    aMerkuri TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +19

    It seems like you would like to try Microsoft WP10 phones

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