There are millions of religious people that are deadly waiting for their goddesses to throw a phone into the market. It takes couple of hours to see hundreds of pilgrims around Apple stores or the Samsung’s. Although we respect religions but surely, those rebellious guys who walked on the trends in this swirly world and bought a Jolla smartphone are undeniably from another utopia.
These utopians spent no less than a half a thousand dollars for an entirely unknown device. God forbid, you knew Jolla, Jolla users.
Obviously burning money as much as a Galaxy or an iPhone’s price for a newborn product simply puts fanboyism -if that’s a word- to shame.
The reason behind picking Jolla among slay of Android smartphones was Sailfish OS. Theoretically though, Jolla’s internals aren’t breathtaking by any means — except the other half scenario– but surprisingly, though, the concept itself was more than enough to outpace not just one but two iPhones, 5S and 5C.
Yesterday, some thousands of kilometers east, in Beijing, Oppo, one of the semi-known Chinese phone manufacturers unveiled its all new 2014 flagship, the Oppo Find7.
Normally, when it comes to a Chinese Android OEM, you should expect nothing but a killing HW. And in this case, it comes with no surprise. Boasting Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3 Gigs of DDR3 RAM and a whopping QHD screen is no strange to you folks. Funnily though, this spec rocket is preloaded with Android 4.3, not the kit Kat counterpart. You can sense how badly they miss monthly updates.
The question is, will all these bells and whistles make the discerning of costumers like you to drool? There are, however, many envious Galaxy and iPhone users that are scratching their heads now but you, dear Jolla Users, who rejected contemporary flagships for Jolla would never care about this pseudo 50MP shooter of Find7. A submarine crewman never senses see waves, not even the heaviest one. True story for Jolla Users.
I confess, I’d eagerly look forward to a nicely spec’ed Jolla phone. Give me a 5.5″ FHD Jolla and you find me sold to it. Bigger isn’t always better but certainly, improvements are always welcome.
You might say that Sailfish OS doesn’t need bleeding edge hardware to run smoothly. I sympathize. As Sailfish OS was previously demoed on a Nokia N950 which sports a CPU that is more powerful than Nokia X or Lumia 520 by 0.5 folds!
Nevertheless, if Jolla wants to enter the mass market globally, throwing some horsepower in the SoC and couple of pixels inside the screen is essential if not must.
I wonder if Android OEMs care about their flavors added to stock android as much as the internals. It’s obfuscating really that why these giants focus on mundane principals rather than practicality. Still, you got the same laggy Android, the same Multitasking-incapable syndrome and those ugly on screen buttons. They ran out of innovation thus it’s time for Sailfish OS to shine.
Nonetheless, in today’s fierce competition between phone makers, companies such as Oppo ought to implement in-your-face hardware to stand out from the crowd. It’s one out of many ways of marketing and interestingly however, the Chinese got it quite right. Accordingly though, Oppo was the first to introduce Full HD screens on smartphones and like the Silk-Road pattern, they stopped at the next station, the Quad HD screen panels this year. This monstrously calibrated screen puts our home TV in the dust by four times in terms of resolution. Yeah, that sounds like a Leopard tank in the battlefield.
I’m not into this resolution madness but don’t forget, there are some compelling evidences that Oppo –after a honeymoon with Jolla at MWC — is probably preparing to launch a Sailfish powered missile into the market. There might be a special thing lurking in R&D division at the moment but fingers crossed, time will only tell if a Sailfish powered Oppo would ever see the light of the day.
@Jolla_DE Well, we did have a very interesting conversation with Jolla at MWC. Only time will tell what’s next!
— OPPO (@oppo) March 4, 2014