We do not know the exact specifications of Jolla phone, even as pre-orders are up for Jolla and we had our big launch today. Screen resolution likely wont change and we know the memory will be 16GB + MicroSD, dual core processor and real LTE support, but we do not know the screen specifications and exact SoC the phone will carry or amount of RAM. The reason looks to simply be that not even Jolla exactly knows the final hardware.
We’re leaving some of those details out because we do understand that there are a lot of really big players in the market and they tend to take certain components in the market and dominate them. We created the ability to actually be able to run Sailfish on multiple hardware displays and be able to swap components, so this is part of the demand and supply planning phase. We are committed to this industrial design which is a 4.5-inch display, an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera at the front, and the exact specs of the display we’ll provide when we’re close to delivery.
Many were confused by the Estrada term used on the Jolla specification list. Estrada is not actually one more screen branding, but just describes the vertical core UI.
Some people have been crying for QWERTY keyboard and Jolla does throw a bone to fans, though to me it does sound like nothing is truly being planned right now by Jolla itself. Interpret the below as you will.
P: I’m sure you’re aware that one of the biggest other-half possibilities we’ve heard, on Twitter and in comments, is one that supports a physical QWERTY keyboard. Is that a possibility?
MD: I have a big smile on my face! The sky is the limit, and the imagination is the limit for what can be done with the other-half.
P: That speaks to the entire kind of brand push for Jolla, right? Community involvement and collaboration instead of standing alone to create something new.
MD: That’s exactly right. We did this by working together. The whole idea has been of working in collaboration. We’re completely open to doing things with lots of different kinds of communities in order to create new functions, new abilities and new other halves for the device. Of course the community has been supporting our development the whole time.