Former Apple CEO Reveals Two New Affordable Android Smartphones
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:
|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|
|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
|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|
|Cover Glass||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|Battery||3,000 mAh Li-Po|