Intex- the India phone manufacturing company has introduced their new smartphone supposed to be called as the Aqua Fish at the ongoing MWC( Mobile World Congress) which is being held in Shanghai. The focal point of the discussions and speculations is on the OS of the phone. Intex is said to have featured the new Sailfish OS 2.0v in this phone. This OS is a Linux-based system which is an open source platform that also supports Android apps. Sailfish is being developed by Jolla ( a smartphone start up company in Finland) in permanent cooperation with the Sailfish community and has been announced earlier this year.
During the Mobile World Conference the OS has been demonstrated via a smartphone and Intex has not yet confirmed that whether it is the actual device or not. It has been confirmed that the phone supports 4G network and incorporates fantastic gesture controls. The highly gesture based UI on the device has been found to be very interactive. Intex is the first OEM to manufacture phones running on the Sailfish OS 2.0. which has a greater support for Android applications and thus offers more of a high-speed performance.
Nothing has been confirmed about the processor to power up the Intex Aqua. Sources claim that it can be driven by a 400, 410 or 600 based SoC. But inside sources suggest that the phone will be most likely powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The name of the device has not yet been confirmed but will be unveiled most probably by tomorrow. The smartphone will be available in the market soon and will be priced somewhere around Rs. 15,000 or below.
As for the other features and specs the device is seen to be sporting a 4.7 inch HD display with 720p resolution. The internal storage is nothing much very impressive with a 7 GB and an expandable external one up to 32 GB.
The connectivity options will be as said above the 4G connectivity along with the standard options which include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc. the device will bear a 2,300mAh battery to gear it up.
Speculations are that the phone will be a Snapdeal exclusive one as how the current trend goes, to add to that we also noticed that the device comes with the pre-installed Snapdeal app. Now that might be indicating something.
We certainly have our fingers crossed to know how the new Sailfish OS is going to perform. Hoping for the best!
Sailfish OS is an open source platform with extra support for Android apps
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