Jolla might have abandoned the production of hardware, but the best thing about just making software is that you don’t have to worry about hardware and use it from another manufacturer. Although the logical move would be for Jolla to collaborate with Nokia Mobile, that didn’t happen since Nokia Mobile is tightly bound with Google. Instead, Jolla reached to Sony what resulted in the creation of Sailfish X software ported to nicely designed Sony Xperia devices. So far Jolla has brought Sailfish on Sony Xperia X, Xperia 10, Xperia XA2, and Xperia XA2 Plus.
Now, Jolla announced that Sony Xperia 10II, a smartphone that Sony announced in February 2020 will also be joining the Sailfish X team. This is interesting for all of those that are looking for a functioning alternative to Android and iOS. Sony Xperia XII might be over a year old model that brings Snapdragon 665, but it has a gorgeous body that features a wide 1080p OLED screen protected with Gorilla 6 glass, IP68 certificate, and triple camera setup at the back with 12 MP main shooter, 8 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and 8 MP ultrawide camera. It will be interesting to see how well will Sailfish 4 run on this hardware. Also, this will be the first officially supported handset to run the 64-bit version of Sailfish OS.
Jolla announced on its community forum that Sailfish that there will be a free version of Sailfish for all of those that want to try it, with the option to buy the full version of the OS through Jolla shop later on.
It would be interesting to see Jolla bringing Sailfish OS for the more recent hardware like Xperia 10 III, but Xperia 1 II would be totally fine too.