There are various companies which are heeding on to launch their innovations in the tech market. One such is Obi Worldphone, backed by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley. The company has recently launched its SF1 smartphone in the international market and is now confirmed the launch of the same in Indian market this November.
The company also announced that it launched the Obi Worldphone SF1 and Worldphone SJ1.5 recently in Vietnam and Dubai markets. The SF1 went on sale in two variants last month as 2GB and 16GB priced at $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000) and a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant available at $249 (approximately Rs. 16,500). On the other side, SJ1.5 unveiled at a price of $129 (approximately Rs. 8,500).
Announcing the company's plans, Neeraj Chauhan, Co-Founder and CEO of Obi Worldphone, said, "We plan to launch Obi Worldphone in India within this month and are committed to work relentlessly to enthral consumers with our innovations in design, state-of-the-art technology and high standards for manufacturing to deliver inspiring products that overturn the general assumption that great design has to come at a high price."
Obi at the global launch had stressed that "the Worldphone-series would be addressing the market need between high-design smartphones at high prices and generic smartphones at low prices". The design of the handset was decided and framed in San Francisco.
Obi Worldphone SF1, a unibody with metallic accents and floating glass display features 5-inch JDI In-Cell IPS full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display offering a pixel density of 443ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) SoC clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. It runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with the Obi Lifespeed UI, which is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for screen protection.
The smartphone has 4G LTE and supports FDD B3 1800MHz and TDD B40 2300MHz bands. It also features an accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, and ambient light sensor. Measuring 146x74x8mm, it weighs 147 grams and packs 3000mAh battery. The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano SIMs) smartphone comes with dual mic for noise cancellation, Dolby Audio Surround 7.1, and Quick Charge 1.0, for fast charging. The snapper’s edge has 13-megapixel autofocus camera with LED Flash, Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. It also has 5-megapixel secondary front camera with LED flash.