Obi launches two low-cost smartphones from ex-Apple CEO John Sculley


John Sculley was Apple’s CEO between 1983 and 1993, but left way before Apple got into smartphones with the iPhone. But the former CEO is now aiming to attract people to two new affordable smartphones from a new start-up called Obi Worldphone.

Obi launches two affordable smartphones

The two new smartphones in question are the “Obi Worldphone SF1” and “Obi Worldphone SJ1.5”. There aren’t many details yet about the SJ1.5, but as far as the SF1 goes, here’s the lowdown on what we know so far…

The Obi Worldphone SF1 will apparently cost just $199, with a unibody design with flashes of metal, in addition to curved side frames. It also has a laminated Gorilla Glass 4.0 screen, as well as a unique oleophobic coating to prevent fingerprints.

The device is also said to come with a 5-inch IPS display with a full HD (1080p) screen resolution, which means a pixel density of 443 pixels per inch. There’s also a powerful octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit CPU under the hood.

Additionally, customers can choose between the following RAM and storage combos: 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage, or 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. The phone also has a microSD card slot allowing users to expand the memory even further. The whole thing runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop out of the box.

In terms of camera specs, the Obi Worldphone SF1 has a 13 megapixel rear Sony Exmor IMX214 sensors and a 5 megapixel front camera for those all-important selfies. Other features include a dual SIM and 4G LTE support, plus a 3,000 mAh battery and quick charging.

The Obi Worldphone SF1 release date is set for October in selected countries. More details and images are available on Obi’s official website.



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