Intex just launched a new smartphone called the Aqua Fish which is, reportedly, the first licenced Sailfish OS handset in the world. Initially, the device will be available via eBay India and in coming weeks, it’ll be available on Amazon, Snapdeal, and Flipkart.
The handset is dual SIMed and features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution TFT display. It runs on Jolla’s Sailfish 2.0 operating system that is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon (unspecified) processor and comes clubbed with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 32GB. The device sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Intex Aqua Fish weighs 150 gm, and measures 142.4x72x9.6mm and comes in Black and Orange colour variants. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0. A 2500mAh battery completes the package. The handset comes with a couple of pre-loaded apps like Jolla Store, Mail, Calendar, Tutorial, Notes, Snapdeal, Gaana Music in collaboration with Times Internet, etc.
During the launch, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies said, “At Intex, it’s our constant endeavour to bring the latest technology to our consumers first. Keeping with that tradition, we are delighted to partner with Jolla to launch the world’s first smartphone with a licensed Sailfish OS. Sailfish is a young mobile OS; a challenge with a lot of promise. We are confident that our consumers will enjoy the Sailfish experience on the Aqua Fish.”
Intex Aqua Fish Key Specs:
- Display: 5-inch
- Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon (unspecified) processor
- OS: Sailfish 2.0
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 18GB
- External Storage: 32GB
- Rear Camera: 8-megapixels
- Front Camera: 2-megapixels
- Battery: 2500mAh
Jolla unveiled its Sailfish OS 2.0 at MWC in Barcelona last year. Back at the MWC Shanghai, last year, Intex announced they are partnering with Jolla to launch a Sailfish smartphone soon. And here they are. The OS promises to bring a new and improved UI software integration capabilities. One of the highlights of the OS is that the operating system can run Android apps.
Jolly Co-Founder, Sami Pienimaki, said: “We are very excited and proud to witness the launch of Aqua Fish, the first Sailfish OS-powered smartphone licensed by a major device vendor. With Intex Aqua Fish, smartphone lovers in India will get the possibility to experience an entirely new, fast and smooth user experience, and run their favourite Android apps in a totally new environment.”