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The OBI Worldphone, designed by San Francisco based product studio Ammunition, have introduced two high-quality smartphones – the SF1 and the SJ1.5, both priced at a reasonable rate for buyers in Asia, Africa and Middle East. OBI Worldphone is brand new company founded by (former Apple CEO) John Sculley and Robert Brunner.

The SF1 is a 4G/LTE smartphone featuring exceptional photography and audio capabilities. It has a 5 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and comes with a  “fiberglass body and metal accents at the top and bottom of the phone.” It also supports a long-life, quick-charge battery, and a dual SIM slot with micro secure digital (SD) expansion. The price quoted for this device is $199 that is approximately Rs.13,135 with a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. However, there is a second variant of this phone that comes at $249, which is approximately Rs.16,444 and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and comes with a 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 Exmor sensor. The camera also supports a Qualcomm ChromaFlash camera feature to click two photos – one with flash, one without. After taking the picture you can select your focus through the Qualcomm UbiFocus camera feature. Even after that you can zoom in using the Qualcomm OptiZoom camera feature. So, you see how this phone is more of a camera than a smartphone? Nowadays a phone is judged by how intense their camera is, not communications or network or anything like that.

Anyway, they also have Dolby Audio which, according to the company, delivers some ” powerful and crystal clear surround sound though the device speakers and with headphones”. Luckily in case you’ve forgotten that this is also supposed to be a phone, it even features the Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 power management technology and runs on the Google Android Lollipop.

Here are the specifications of the erm..phone/camera/music player:

Features SF1
Aesthetics Unibody with metallic accents and floating (“raised “) glass display
OS Android OS version 5.0.2 Lollipop
Processor Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with1.5 GHz Octa Core
GPU Adreno 405 GPU
Display 5-inch full, high-definition in-cell, (1080×1920 pixels), 443 ppi
Primary Camera 13 megapixels, automatic focus with LED flash with Sony IMX214 Exmor sensor, f/2.0 aperture with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, and high dynamic range (HDR). Video 1080p@30fps. UbiFocus, Chroma Flash and OptiZoom
Secondary Camera 5 megapixels with LED flash
Memory 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to an additional 64 GB with micro SD. Also available in 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable up to an additional 64 GB with micro SD
Communication Easy-access, dual SIM (Micro and Nano), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi direct. Bluetooth – v4.0, A2DP.  GPS – A-GPS/ GLONASS. USB – microSB v2.0
Sound Dolby Audio with 7.1 discrete channels of high-fidelity surround sound. Dual microphone for noise-cancellation
Network GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA+/4G/LTE
Cover Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Battery Quick-charge, 3,000mAh Li-Po
Price $199 USD for 16 GB/2GB version, and $249 USD for 32 GB/3GB version

Here are the specs for the SJ1.5

Features SJ1.5
OS Android OS version 5.1 Lollipop
Processor MediaTek MT6580, 1.3GHz Quad Core processor
Display 5” high-definition (720 x 1280 pixels), IPS full lamination screen
Memory 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage; expandable up to an additional 32 GB with micro SD
Primary Camera 8 megapixels, automatic focus OV8865 sensor and flash. f/2.2 aperture
Secondary Camera 5 megapixels, f/2.2 aperture
Communication Easy-access, dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, GPS and micro USB 2.0
Networks GSM/HSPA/3G
Cover Glass Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Battery 3,000 mAh Li-Po
Price $129 USD

 

 

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Rachel Issac
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18 comments
Pranab Poira
Pranab Poira

Thats a weird name for a company 'Former Apple CEO' :-/

Sangram Gorai
Sangram Gorai

everything is fine except the Snapdragon 615.. Qualcomm's heater \U0001f525

Vikram Anand
Vikram Anand

Hope they are good with giving software updates and making the UI better

Rajan Singh
Rajan Singh

What makes a difference is the way you introduce the things. Yes, it's the way of title which makes one think differently. I read about this phone a little while back somewhere else but didn't give notice much. But the heading "Former Apple CEO" made me to take it seriously. And yes, i find the phone nice...and the way of writing the matter is also nice! \U0001f44d :)

Ankit Das
Ankit Das

the one who backstabbed steve jobs?