Today Intex India has launched the Aqua Fish smartphone, which is said to be the world’s first licenced Sailfish OS smartphone running on Jolla’s Sailfish 2.0 OS. Intex Aqua Fish as of now exclusively available via eBay India at Rs. 5,499. However, It will become available on Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon very soon.
Intex Aqua Fish features a 5-inch HD 720p TFT display and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, MSM8909 processor with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. The smartphone have a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash alongside a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with a 16 GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card up to 32GB.
The Intex Aqua Fish is a dual SIM smartphone supports 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0.
The smartphone is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery and runs on Sailfish OS 2.0. It will be available in Black and Orange colors variants. Intex Aqua Fish is equipped with Plastic body measuring 142.4 x 72 x 9.6 mm and weighs 150 grams.
Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies, said on the launch “At Intex, it’s our constant endeavor to bring latest technology to our consumers first. Keeping with that tradition, we are delighted to partner with Jolla to launch the world’s first smart phone with a licensed Sailfish OS. Sailfish is a young mobile OS; a challenger with a lot of promise. We are confident that our consumers will enjoy the Sailfish experience on the Aqua Fish.”
Sami Pienimäki, Jolla Co-Founder, said “We are very excited and proud to witness the launch of Aqua Fish, the first Sailfish OS powered smartphone licensed by a major device vendor. With Intex Aqua Fish, smartphone lovers in India will get the possibility to experience a totally new, fast and smooth user experience, and run their favorite Android apps in a totally new environment.”
At MWC event in Shanghai in June last year, Intex had announced its partnership with Jolla and its plans to launch a Sailfish smartphone within a few months. Jolla had introduced its Sailfish OS 2.0 at MWC in Barcelona last year. The updated OS brings an improved UI and new software integration capabilities for partners. Swiping left or right from the multitasking view in Sailfish OS 2.0 brings up partner spaces, which the company uses to monetise its OS.