The Volla Phone 22 sets a new standard for convenience, design and performance. It combines the unique ease of use with uncompromising respect of privacy through an independent, open source operating system. The device has a 48 megapixel camera with wide-angle option, 128 GB internal memory, 8-core processor with MediaTek HyperEngine technology and a removable battery. You can get the device pre-installed with Ubuntu Touch or as a 2nd operating system with the unique multi-boot feature of Volla OS.

Features & Usability

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20.04 - focal 16.04 - xenial

Core Connectivity State: In development

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Network: WiFi

Automated Usability (beta)

The device has basic data capabilities and can connect to mobile networks (as applicable), but currently offers minimal features, and some of the smart functionalities might not work yet. It can be a very nice second device.

Community strength (beta)

  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • Waydroid
  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • RTC time
  • SD card storage
  • Shutdown / Reboot
  • Wireless charging
  • Wireless External monitor
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Global issues

The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.

  • Dual SIM functionalityBugtracker

    Cellular data is not available on SIM 2 when two are inserted.

    All devices on Focal

  • Incoming, outgoing callsBugtracker

    Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.

    Halium and Legacy ports

  • GPSBugtracker

    Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.

    All devices

Unsupported features

The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.

  • Double touch to wake
  • Wired External monitor

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
20.04 - focal stable OTA-3 10/30/2023 Stability over newer features (recommended)
20.04 - focal rc 2023-W44 10/30/2023 Testing before the next stable release
20.04 - focal devel 2023-11-22 11/22/2023 Daily built development releases

Volla Phone 22


CPU Octa-core ARM (2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz cores)
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85, MT6769Z
GPU ARM Mali-G52 MC2 @ 1000 MHz, 2 cores
Storage 128 GB, eMMC
Memory 4 GB, LPDDR4X @ 1800 MHz
Android Version 11.0
Battery 4500 mAh, Li-Polymer, Removable
Display 6.3" IPS, 1080 x 2340 (410 PPI), V-notch, Rounded corners
Rear Camera 48MP (f/1.8, 1440p30 video) + 8MP (ultra wide-angle / macro lens), PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 157.5 mm x 75 mm x 10.4 mm
Weight 210 g
Release date July 2022

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Volla Phone 22

Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.

Couldn't find it?

Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.

1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.

2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.

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