First Sailfish OS 2.0-powered smartphone to be unveiled tomorrow

July 15th, 2015   decode   Android, Android 5, Android 5.1, Android M Tags:

Sailfish OSIndian smartphone manufacturer Intex will unveil a Sailfish OS-powered smartphone tomorrow at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. This will be the world’s first handset to run version 2.0 of the mobile OS, which is developed by the Finish company Jolla.

Although the name as well as detailed specs aren’t yet out, what is known is that the device is powered by a Snapdragon 600 SoC and supports 4G/ LTE. It is expected to be available in India in the coming months, carrying a price tag of INR 15,000 ($235). Intex is also allegedly considering launching it in Russia.

For those who aren’t aware, Sailfish OS 2.0 brings several new features and improvements as compared to its predecessor, including new privacy and personalization features, new notifications, enhanced UI, better multi-tasking, and support for Intel architecture.


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