China’s Xiaomi isn’t the only smartphone upstart that’s all set to enter India. Jolla, the Finland-based company that took over Nokia’s Meego mobile OS project, has announced plans to bring its €399 ($540) Sailfish OS device to the country within the next month, in partnership with e-commerce firm Snapdeal.
“India is the rising smartphone market of the world,” said Jolla co-founder and CMO Sami Pienimäkiin statement. “We have received a tremendous amount of interest… to enter this great market.”
— Jolla (@JollaHQ) July 18, 2014
Smartphone sales are growing faster in India than anywhere else in Asia. Research firm IDC predicts that nearly 81 million smartphones will be sold there this year, although overall smartphone ownership is pegged at less than 10 percent, signalling huge potential for growth.