Intex has a Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone in tow
With Google’s Android leading the smartphone industry for the past half decade, phone producers are looking towards new challengers for the open source mobile platform. Samsung’s Tizen OS has finally launched after several failed take-offs and it looks like the South Korean phone maker is having the last laugh now.
Jolla recently let go of its phone business in order to concentrate on developing and marketing the company’s Sailfish OS. The Finnish outfit looks to have stuck a firm deal with Indian smartphone brand Intex who is now developing a device based on the Sailfish platform.
The yet unnamed Intex smartphone, according to a company executive who confided with NDTV, will run on the latest Sailfish 2.0 OS out of the box while the engine is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC — the same processor used on the 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4.
Other details of the upcoming phone were still sketchy as of press time but the spokesman mentioned of a price tag within the range of 15,000 even though he cited that adjustments could be made to the cost before launch day.
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