Obi Mobiles Launches its Flagship Octopus S520 at Rs.11,990
Obi Mobiles, a venture of Ex-Apple CEO, John Scully, has launched the Octopus S520 smartphone at Rs.11,990. The phone initially will be available for purchase only on Snapdeal.com.
The phone is featuring an all aluminium back panel with a 5 inch HD(720×1280) IPS display. Powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, the phone comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot.
The company’s flagship phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of the operating system. The dual-sim (3G+3G) phone supports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It has an 1800mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB 2.0.
Ajay Sharma, CEO(India), Obi Mobiles in a press release said, “S520 is a beautifully designed product. It is engineered to highest quality specifications to reliably deliver a superior performance. This flagship device is an affirmation of our stated commitment to extend the best in class smartphone experience.”
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash and 1080p video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM (Standard + Micro)
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB
- 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS
- 1800 mAh battery
- 8.4 mm thick
- Price Rs 11,990
The phone package contains a flip cover, a screen protector along with a USB Charger and in-ear bud type ear phones as a standard offering. According to Obi, the phone will be supported by a country wide network of over 95 service centres for after sale support.
With the launch, Obi Mobiles joins a number of smartphone players part of the crowded Indian market. However, the phone is one of the cheapest octa-core processor powered phones available in the country. This may be a great investment made by John Scully since affordable smartphones are doing well in the Indian market today!
Do you think its the best buy for its price?