Meet Jola: Is Nokia back in business?

What could a team of ex-Nokia employees create? We must admit that this question is not an easy one, but the Jolla smartphone comes as a perfect answer being based on the software that Nokia has abandoned back in 2011. We see this as a real a challenge on a market clearly dominated by Google and Apple and not as something impossible. But is this new smartphone capable to capture our attention and become successful? Unfortunately, we would place it just in the mid-range devices category, as long as its specs are modest and there’s nothing at all which can surprise the potential buyers.

This Jolla smartphone houses a 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor equipped with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory (of course expandable with a microSD card); and its 8 megapixel rear camera seems to include a variety of image editing tools and features such as Auto Focus and LED flash.

Jolla smartphone

Jolla smartphone

But its 4.5-inch IPS display has a resolution limited to no more than 960×540 qHD pixels and its 2100 mAh battery is supposed to offer around 9 to 10 hours of continuous usage, but we’ll just have to see that in order to be sure.

We were right to tell you that there’s nothing different about it, isn’t it? But things are better if we take a look to its Sailfish operating system, as you probably know originally called MeeGo and actually developed by Nokia. The idea was abandoned in favor of the current Windows Phone system, but the founders of Jolla still believe in its potential. We have to admit how interesting is that it can run most apps designed for the popular Android platform, but you shouldn’t be expecting at any sort of stunning characteristics. Somehow, it reminds us of Nokia’s abandoned phones

But if you still want to give it a try, then you should know that Jolla smartphone will be released in Finland and Europe with a price tag of $542 in the near future, according to our source.