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[Feedback] Jolla Tablet Hardware Specs: What we liked and disliked

asked 2014-11-19 12:24:12 +0300

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updated 2014-11-29 16:22:46 +0300

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Please post (as answers) what you liked or disliked about the hardware specification of the newly announced Jolla tablet and / or up-vote the answer posts accordingly. The following are the new Jolla tablets specs (source: Jolla promotional email) -

64-bit 1.8GHz Quad-Core/Intel

5MP rear camera w/ 1080p@60fps video
2MP front camera

7.85” IPS
2048 x 1536 pixel resolution
330 pixels-per-inch
Capacitive 5 points multi-touch

203mm x 137mm x 8.3mm

3.8V/4300 mAh

802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band

Class 4.0

Yes, support Glonass

Light sensor
Proximity sensor

System I/O
Micro-SD slot (up to 32GB)
3.5mm audio jack

... and a comparison with other tablets (source: Jolla Indiegogo promotional page:

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Would really like an extended battery capacity.

harrall ( 2014-11-19 12:39:20 +0300 )edit

I would really like a kickstand to be added. (like on the surface 3 just as an example)

I love that you use an intel atom CPU this will make it sooo much easier to have a fully open source stack/kernel.

slaveriq ( 2014-11-19 13:11:37 +0300 )edit

Q: CPU is the older Z2760, Z3740 or Z3560 ?

gbraad ( 2014-11-19 14:25:23 +0300 )edit

Why is the weight so much?

chinauser ( 2014-11-19 17:29:17 +0300 )edit

Why are the bezels so wide?

chinauser ( 2014-11-19 17:29:57 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-19 21:58:30 +0300

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updated 2014-11-26 23:37:50 +0300

Congrats Jolla, you're proposing a quite sexy tablet ! Specs are largely sufficient. For the future, I think you should target a better battery life than other actors of the market. We don't really care about benchmarking, we need an efficient software. To spare our batteries.

For this tablet : You wanna be unlike ?! Add DockPort to this tablet ! There's no royalties, the chip costs 2.5€ max (Farnell), and you would release the first tablet allowing real convergence between computer and phone (oh yeah ubuntu talks about that for years) Then sell us a dock allowing to connect display, ethernet, USB, audio.

DockPort - anandtech

Many people don't want to have Laptop+tablet+phone, let us merge tablet and laptop.

(I'm not sure about this but dockport may be compatible with displayport to VGA/HDMI adapters, and we would have our A/Vout on-the-go)

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answered 2014-11-19 14:53:17 +0300

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How about convertible USB3.1 connector to be modern and unlike? (micro USB adapter could be a gadget included in the box)

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answered 2014-11-19 12:33:46 +0300

Does it have Infrared? I use my Samsung Tab as an universal remote control. Not sure, if it would work on Jolla tab.

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answered 2014-11-19 12:49:21 +0300

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updated 2014-11-19 14:31:15 +0300

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like :



not in Australia :P

no GPU listed so far

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answered 2014-11-19 14:27:55 +0300

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updated 2014-11-19 19:53:23 +0300


  • Sailfish OS
  • WiFi only
  • Price/performance (Good hardware for the price)


  • Closed graphics driver (presumably)
  • 4:3 format (would prefer 16:10)
  • Battery capacity (It worries me it could not be enough)
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"Closed graphics driver (presumably)" Intel is doing hard work in the mesa driver for linux which is the most evolved (supports downcloking, unlike any other), which is open source. And for my experience, Intel powered laptops are the one which work out of the box with linux.

Dorian ( 2014-11-19 21:24:29 +0300 )edit

@Dorian: I am mostly worried it is using a PowerVR part.Apparently, it is not, which mitigates my worries, but... I still backed the campaign! :)

mikelima ( 2014-11-20 11:23:35 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 21:57:00 +0300

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NO mobile data. Besides not needing mobile data on tablet (why would have them telco's leech even more on you than they already do? Use bluetooth tethering to your mobile, and you're done), I though of another compelling reason NOT to want 3G/4G: the extremely closed modem drivers. The reason we can't get full flash images for our Jolla - and why we (at least I) haven't seen Android images, is that you'll need those d4mned binary blobs from Qualcomm, which Jolla isn't allowed to distribute. Those blobs are also the reason we're stuck with the ancient 3.4 kernel and need libhybris.

Intel, otoh, is much more open and Linux minded. Hopefully we'll get to see Intel HD for graphics. Then I reckon this tablet might even run on pure open source. That means up-to-date kernel, all the freedom to install other OSsen (heh, even Windows), etc.

And dislike: no OLED. It would be more expensive I guess, but I wouldn't mind paying for a more premium device.

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answered 2014-11-19 13:07:56 +0300

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  • Sailfish OS
  • Price
  • Design
  • Pretty much everything else than the few things I think could be slightly improved (not really a must)


  • Amount of RAM (would suggest to increase it to 4GB)
  • Battery (not sure if it would make much of a difference due to Sailfish OS, but preferably some more Ah)
  • Preferably some bluetooth connection or docking/keyboard situation

Don't really care about, but just if it would be possible, I would also prefer:

  • Flash for the rear camera (maybe improved camera module or external camera module would be fun?)
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answered 2014-11-19 14:38:57 +0300

I do like it! I'd like to see USB OTG on this tablet (although a full-size USB port would be great) and some docking contacts (for external accessories).

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answered 2014-11-19 12:37:53 +0300

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I wonder why no GPU is listed and how we're supposed to live without a Gyro. Can't be that much more... Without it gaming is very limited.

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GPU: Most probably will be intel graphic.

sifartech ( 2014-11-19 13:22:24 +0300 )edit

C'mon, check Intel ARK, the current Atom Processors for tablet and smartphones line has Intel HD Graphics, and most of the atom line has integrated graphics (and it wouldn't make any sense do choose an atom without integrated graphics)

Dorian ( 2014-11-19 21:19:08 +0300 )edit

+1 for the Gyroscope!

rohschinken ( 2014-11-20 02:12:01 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 12:58:57 +0300

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Like: - Pretty much all of it. Wifi is enough I can always use my phone's connection, when on the road - Specs don't tell me much and I believe in Jolla's capability to make the device fast enough for use and multimedia

Dislike/needed: - Some word on audio performance would be nice. Sound was not the best thing about the phone. And it will become way more important on a tablet. But no word has been mentioned about it. Which does not boost confidence. - Connectivity to do desktop-like stuff on it. (e.g. bluetooth, docking etc.)

A lot will depend on the software. I would like a lot of integration between the phone and the tablet.

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