Obi Worldphone, co-founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, will launch a new budget smartphone MV1 in India in partnership with online marketplace ‘ShopClues’ by month end. It will be priced at Rs 5,500.
The Obi Worldphone MV1 was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event, in Barcelona, Spain. Internationally Obi Worldphone MV1 has two RAM variants 1GB and 2GB. The 1GB RAM variant was priced at $139, while the 2GB variant cost $149. However, considering the budget price tag of Rs 5,500 the company most likely to launch the 1GB variant in India.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Obi Worldphone MV1 features a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) in-cell display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and Anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 304 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 on top of it and is powered by a 2500 mAh Li-Po battery.
The MV1 offers 16GB internal storage of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to 64GB via micro SD card. The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision OV8865 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and, an LED flash. There is a 2-meagpixel shooter in its front for selfies and video calling. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SIM (Micro and Nano), 4G, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) dual-band, WiFi direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS -AGPS/ GLONASS, and a micro USB 2.0. The smartphone also offers DTS Sound with dual microphone for noise-cancellation. The handset measures 145.6 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm and weighs 149 grams. The sensors include Accelerometer, Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor.