Jolla plans to join the 4G feature phone market in India

technicalstudio | April 2, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone vendor, is prepared to launch their second phone in the Indian market with its new Sailfish operating system (OS) customized for 4G feature phones. The OS labeled Sailfish X, is available for download for smartphone users.

Reports say that the company is in the final stages of negotiating with a “large telecom operator” as well as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), to bring the v3 version-powered 4G feature phone to India.

Sami Pienimaki, the CEO, told ETtech that, “The feature phone is something that came to us through a customer case from India. This is something we are definitely looking forward to. The product [operating system] is ready on our side, and it is now more about the go to the market operation.”

This will bring Jolla in direct competition with the JioPhone in the feature phone segment, which is set to expand even further this year. Reports suggest that the shipment of devices with more than double from 18-19 million in 2017 to over 40 million in 2018.

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This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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