Obi Mobiles is a company co-founded by an ex-Apple CEO, John Sculley. This company has actually announced two Android-powered smartphones back in August, the Obi Worldphone SF1 and Worldphone SJ1.5. At launch, Obi Mobiles said that the device will be available for purchase starting this October, and that Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and India will be the first countries to get these devices. That being said, a couple of days ago it was revealed that the two handsets will be launched in India soon, and it seems like Obi launched only one today, read on.
The company has unveiled the Worldphone SF1 flagship in India today. The company has unveiled both SF1 variants in India today, the more affordable one ships with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while the higher-end one comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage (both variants offer microSD card expansion). Other than that, this handset sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display (Corning’s Gorilla Glass on top) along with a 3,000mAh battery on the inside. The 13-megapixel shooter is located on the back of this device, and Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed here. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core SoC fuels the Worldphone SF1, along with an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics. The 4G LTE connectivity is also a part of this handset, and Dolby Audio supports is also a part of the package.
The device will be available in India soon. As far as pricing is concerned, the lower-end variant of the device is priced at Rs. 11,999 ($180), while the higher-end model goes for Rs. 13,999 ($210). The Obi Worldphone SF1 might not sport the highest-end specifications out there, but considering its price and specs, it’s not all that expensive, but the competition in India is quite fierce, and it will be interesting to see how will these two handsets fare against similarly-priced devices. As a side note, Obi Mobiles said that they plan to push out their devices in 50 to 70 countries, so the company has big plans despite the fact they’re relatively new to the market.