The Russian company “A” in the framework of the exhibition MWC 2017 introduced a smartphone Inoi on the operating system Sailfish, developed by Finnish Jolla. The device will officially appear in Russia in April.
Inoi R7 smartphone is equipped with 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 8 MP main and 5 MP front camera. RAM is 2GB, flash memory is 16 GB, a slot for cards microSD up to 64 GB. The basis of the device is the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Quad-core processor and a battery of 2500 mAh.
Inoi smartphones will go on sale in Russia in April 2017, said the publication “Vedomosti” CEO of the ISR Pavel eyges. The minimum cost of the device can range from 10 to 15 thousand rubles.
Ages hopes to be able to sell 500,000 units Inoi. Total market demand for these smartphones is estimated at 55 million shares: 5 million for the public sector, 10 million for business and 40 million for niche consumers — students of educational institutions, pensioners and so on.
The production of the devices involved in the Chinese partner company “A”, whose name was not disclosed. The two sides also did not disclose the size of investment in Inoi. At the moment, the Inoi R7 smartphone is available for pre-order at a price of 11 990 rubles.
Company “A” is responsible for negotiations with customers, distributors and retailers, said its CEO Kirill Kramnik. From 2011 to early 2014 he was head of sales Nokia in Russia.
One of the partners who will help with distribution and logistics of smartphones in Russia, was the company VVP Group. Since 1997, she was the distributor of Nokia, and in November 2014 Jolla helped arrange an online store in Russia, the delivery of orders and customer support.
Sailfish OS was developed by company Jolla, created by immigrants from Nokia. Jolla co-owner — Russian businessman, founder of the energy ESN, Gregory Berezkin. The associated ISR is engaged in the development of Russian modifications of the Sailfish. In September 2016 mobile OS called Sailfish Mobile OS Rus got into the national registry, which leads the Ministry of communications.