Obi smartphones co-founder John Sculley is Apple’s former CEO and after their impressive debut in India earlier this year, company now expands their smartphone lineup to few more countries in Asia and Africa. Company today unveiled Obi WorldPhone SF1 and SJ1.5 smartphone for the emerging markets with better internals.Obi Worldphone SF1

The Obi WorldPhone SF1 is equipped with 5 inch JDI In-Cell IPS floating glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection with oleophobic coating and powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core processor with Adreno 405 GPU.

The phone will be available in two different variants – 2 GB with 16 GB internal storage and 3 GB with 32 GB internal storage, both have micro SD card slot supporting storage expansion up to 64 GB.

Obi WorldPhone SF1 Specs

Display: 5-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen JDI IPS floating glass display
SoC:1.3 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
GPU: Adreno 405
Software: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS
Dual SIM: Yes
Main Camera: 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash
Front Camera: 5 MP front facing camera
Storage: 16GB/32GB Internal + Micro SD card slot support up to 64 GB
Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi tether, Wi-Fi
Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion battery
aGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack

What We Liked

  • Impressive display
  • Good performance is expected


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The Obi Worldphone SF1 will go up against likes of Android One Second Gen phones in Asia, Asus ZenFone 2 and Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 phones.

Price, Availability

Obi WorldPhone SF1 is priced at $199 for the 2 GB version and the 3GB model with 32 Gb internal storage is costing $249. It will go on for sale in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria in October.

Via: Obi Worldphone