Today, Obi Worldphone launched its new smartphone, the SF1, in India. Obi Worldphone was co-founded last year by the ex-head of Apple and Pepsi-cola, John Sculley, along with Obi CEO Neeraj Chauhan and a few others. SF1 will be exclusively available from December 7 on Gadgets360.
The phone will be available in two versions, one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space at Rs 11,999 and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space at a price tag of Rs 13,999. Both the versions have up to 64 GB of expandable memory.
It has a distinctive unibody design with elegant metallic accents, an elevated 5-inch full HD display made with Gorilla glass 4, 1.5 GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, an Adreno 405 Graphics Processing Unit for better HD Gaming and its 3000 mAh battery powers up to 20 days standby time. It will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop along with Obi Lifespeed, a custom user interface for Android.
SF1 has a 13 Megapixel rear camera powered by Sony Exmor RS and a 5 Megapixel front-facing camera, both of which come with LED flash. It has dual SIM slots, comes with 4G LTE and, supports FDD B3 1800MHz and TDD B40 2300MHz bands.
John Sculley, said in a press statement, “Obi has taken the best of Silicon Valley – creating a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance, the SF1 seamlessly blends premium materials with the state-of-the-art technology to offer consumers an unmatched mobile experience at attractive prices”
Last year, Obi Worldphones (formerly known as Obi Mobiles) had launched a few devices in India but wasn’t able to attract many consumers. How well their new phone does in the Indian market, only time will tell.