The fast-growing, affordable segment in the smartphone market in India is witnessing fierce competition increasingly, with new players entering the segment. Obi is one such player aspiring to make it big in India. The company's Worldphone SF1 launched recently in India aims to bridge the gap between premium and affordable smartphones. 

Obi Worldphone SF1 joins the Indian sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone segment, the most popular price one. The Obi Worldphone SF1 is available in two variants, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The base model costs Rs. 11,999 while the higher-end model is priced at Rs. 13,999.

Obi has partnered with NDTV Gadgets360 in order to exclusively sell Worldphone SF1 in India. The handset will be available starting 7 December.

The Obi Worldphone SF1 combines the latest technology of leading tech firms including Qualcomm, Dolby, Sony, Corning, Google, MediaTek, Japan Display Inc. and Samsung to deliver the best. The company has also partnered with renowned design studio Ammunition for its Worldphone series.

Obi's global marketing head Karthik Rajehswaran stressed on the company's focus and hardwork in designing the SF1. The handset features elevated screen, curved edges, perfectly blended metal and polycarbonate unibody and great sound.

We detailed the Worldphone SF1's design and features in our first impressions story earlier this week. The handset offers a great combination of premium specs, fresh design and with the official pricing out, it is one of the serious contenders in the affordable smartphone segment in India.

For those who are unaware, the Obi Worldphone SF1 comes with a 5-inch JDI In-cell display with Full HD resolution and 443ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit 1.5Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage. The SF1 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with company's Lifespeed UI on top of it to deliver enhanced user experience.

Onboard the SF1 is an integrated Dolby Audio Surround Sound 5.1 that produces great audio both in speaker and in headphones. On the camera front, there is a 13MP primaru shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a LED flash. Selfie lovers can take advantage of the 5MP front snapper, which also comes with a LED flash. There is a 3,000mAh battery that will push you through the day. Other features include dual SIM slots, microSD card support and 4G LTE bandwidths.