OBI WORLDPHONE SF1 Debut in India 


After making its debut in the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, Obi Worldphone has set its sights on India for the SF1. The handset will go on sale starting December 7 for ₹11,999 ($182), and will be available exclusively on NDTV’s Gadgets360 technology portal, which counts Obi co-founder John Sculley as an investor.


The Obi Worldphone SF1 is borne out of a collaboration with San Francisco-based design studio Ammunition, with the handset featuring a unibody construction with metallic accents at the top and bottom. The phone offers decent specs for its price, which includes:

Display – 5-inch Full HD JDI IPS display backed by Gorilla Glass 4
SoC – Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with 1.5GHz 64-bit octa-core CPU, Adreno 405 GPU
Memory – 3GB RAM, 32GB storage / 2GB RAM, 16GB storage | Expandable up to 64GB by microSD
Camera – 13MP (Sony IMX214) with f/2.0 lens, 5MP front shooter with LED flash
Connectivity – LTE (FDD band 3 (1,800MHz), TDD band 40 (2,300MHz))
Battery 3,000mAh Li-Po battery with Quick Charge 1.0
Dimensions – 146 x 74 x 8mm
Software – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Obi Lifespeed UI

The variant with 3GB RAM and 64GB memory will set users back ₹13,999 ($212). Indian readers, what are your thoughts on the pricing of the Obi Worldphone SF1? Would you buy one?