Seems like the teasing is almost over and today we have got blessed by Jolla once again since they have updated their website with the final specifications of the phone. Woop Woop! There are some good news there I presume!
— Jolla Malaysia (@JollaMalaysia) September 30, 2013
What we knew ?
- 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16 GB Storage with Micro SD expandability
- 8MP Auto focus Camera at the back and 2MP for the front facing camera
- 2100 mAh Battery 3.8 Volts
- I2C Bus + NFC connectors for The Other Half
- Ample 4.5″ display with qHD resolution (960*540) Which gave us 244.77 PPI of pixel density + Gorilla 2 Glass
What we didn’t know?
- 6 Point Multi touch on top of the Gorilla Glass
- WLAN802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
- Bluetooth 4.0 EDR HS
- AGPS & GLONASS
- USB 2.0 HS
- Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, E-Compass, and Ambient light sensors
- RGB Indicator LED
- Dual Microphone for noise cancellation
- Talk and Standby time (Approx): 7.7/5.5 hours (GSM/3G) & 500 hours stansby
- Dimensions: H131 * W68 * D9.9mm
- Weight: 141g
So, Good news here is the Bluetooth 4.0 which is a power saving version of 3.0 and many other stuff which I didn’t have time to dig enough for it, Another good news which can be bad news for many people, is the IPS LCD panel.
Why is it good news?
Because according to various sources, IPS has many advantages in comparison to others:
- IPS panels display consistent, accurate color from all viewing angles and without having any blur.
- Unlike TN LCDs, IPS panels do not lighten or show tailing when touched. This is important for touch-screen devices, such assmartphones and tablets.
- IPS panels can process high speed signals without data loss by using copper wiring with low resistance values.
- IPS Panels offer clear images and stable response time.
Source : Wikipedia
Why is it bad news then?
First of all, for you LPM fans, the screen is not gonna be always on like it was on Nokia N9 but rather than having LPM, we have the RGB LED on the phone for different notifications. It’s RGB so it changes colors depending on what kind of notification you have received.
What do you think about the battery life? Personally, I’m okay with it since I know that I have other half possibility woth power output on my phone and I’m not concerned about the price of any other half because The Other Half is there for us to use it not to leave it as a decoration or show off. I guess a nice QWERTY keyboard can pack a decent battery underneath. But this last one was just a personal opinion. You can share yours as well in the comment section. Let us know what you think.
Sepehr Noori (James)