Obi Worldphone, backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley, has launched two new smartphones, SF1 and SJ1.5.

The SF1 flaunts a uni-body design language with metallic accents and on the front, features 5.0-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield. Under the hood, it houses Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, backed by 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory, 13mp Sony IMX214 camera, 5mp front-snapper with dedicated LED flash and a 3000 mAh battery, which can run the phone for close to 23 hours of 3G talk-time.

On the other hand, the SJ1.5 is a watered down version of the SF1. It sports a 5.0-inch HD display and runs on the less superior MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8mp camera, 5mp snapper on the front and a 3000 mAh battery.

Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5 Release and Price Details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that both SF1 and SJ1.5 will be initially made available in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and India in October.

The Obi Worldphone SF1 will come in two variants - 16GB storage/2GB RAM and 32GB storage/3GB RAM - and cost $199 (around €176/Rs 13,120) and $249 (around €221/Rs 16,410), respectively. The Obi Worldphone SJ1.5 will cost $129 (around €114/Rs 8,510).

Obi Worldphone, previously known as Obi Mobile, had launched the Obi Octopus S520 in India last year.

Read more: Obi Octopus S520 Octa-Core Smartphone Makes India Debut

Key Specifications of Obi SF1, SJ1.5:

Models Obi SF1 Obi SJ1.5
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) JDI In-Cell IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 4 shield and OGS (One Glass Solution) Technology 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS with curved glass touch panel
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Processor 64-bit class 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580 Quad-core processor
GPU Adreno 405 ---------------
Storage capacity 16GB/32GB (eMMC 4.5), expandable up to 64GB 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with AF with LED Flash; Sony Exmor IMX214 Sensor; f/2.0 Aperture
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera LED flash
  • Main: 8.0-megapixel with AF OV8865 with LED Flash; f/2.2 Aperture
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3000 mAh Li-Po (embedded)
  • Standby time: up to 20 hours* (might be a typo error from company, will make necessary change after Obi corrects it)
  • Talk time: up to 28 hours (2G)* / up to 23 hours (3G)*
  • Video playback time: up to 10 hours*
  • Music Playback time: up to 60 hours* (via speakers) / up to 100 hours* (via headphones)
3000 mAh Li-Po (embedded)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual SIM (Micro+Nano), Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; dual band), microUSB v2.0, microSD card slot, A-GPS/GLONASS, Dual Mic for Noise Cancellation, Dolby Audio Surround 7.1, Quick Charge 1.0 Dual SIM slots (micro+micro), Bluetooth v4.0 (with A2DP), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, Polycarbonate unibody with curved touch display,
Magnesium-Titantium Alloy chassis for added strength
Dimensions 146.0 x 74.0 x 8.0 mm 146.0 x 73.7 x 7.95 mm
Weight 147 g 131 g
  • 16GB storage /2GB RAM model: $199 (around €176/₹ 13,120)
  • 32GB storage /3GB RAM model: $249 (around €221/₹ 16,410)
$129 (around €114/₹ 8,510)

[Image credit: Obi]