Jolla has revealed that its debut smartphone running the all-new Sailfish OS will officially go on sale in Helsinki on November 27.
The debut handset from the Finnish former Nokia crew has been in the pipelines for a while now, but looks like it'll now comfortably arrive ahead of the company's promised end-of-year due date.
We already know plenty about the Jolla smartphone – even if we're still waiting on an actual name we can refer to it as – and it's safe to say it's no superphone.
The qHD 4.5in display delivers a 245ppi pixel density, and it's set into a smartly unfussy chassis. On the inside is a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor together with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage plus a microSD card slot, 8MP/2MP cameras and a replaceable 2100mAh battery.
Without doubt the toughest challenge Jolla faces is convincing the buying public to part with €399 for what is no more than a mid-range handset, but keeping the price down is always the challenge for startups producing devices in low volumes.
Strangely, while Jolla says its phone will be available in Helsinki at the end of the month, it isn't saying when pre-order customers will receive their handsets. You'd think those that were willing to show faith in the company before its first product even emerged would get preference, but at this stage Jolla is only saying to “stay tuned for news”.