Obi Worldphone Is Another Android Smartphone Maker But Has An Apple Connection

Posted: Aug 27 2015, 8:41am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 27 2015, 8:52am CDT, in News | Technology News

Obi Worldphone is another Android smartphone Maker but has an Apple Connection

Former Apple CEO Jon Sculley launches the Obi Worldphone smartphone company he co-founded.

Here is yet another new player in the Android smartphone market. This one is a bit different at it has a very prominent co-founder with an Apple connection. Former Apple CEO John Sculley co-founded Obi Worldphone.

"Obi has taken the best of Silicon Valley - innovations in design, state-of-the-art technology and high standards for manufacturing - and fused them into beautiful, powerful tools at attractive prices," Sculley said. "Our efficient cost structure and broad distribution combine to present empowering tools that help our customers achieve their aspirations."

Obi Worldphone unveiled twosmartphones to attract discerning young people in fast-growth markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Designed by renowned San Francisco-based product studio Ammunition, Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5 are set apart by iconic industrial design. Ammunition also developed Obi Lifespeed, a custom user interface for Android that unifies the software and hardware experience.

Obi integrates elegant design with high-end technology from Qualcomm, Dolby, Sony, Corning Incorporated, Google, MediaTek, Japan Display, Inc. and Samsung to deliver a powerful performance. Obi Worldphone is the first to address the market need between high-design smartphones at high prices and generic smartphones at low prices.

The Obi Worldphone SF1 is the company's flagship 4G/LTE smartphone with a $199 price point. Features include 5-inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass, reinforced fiberglass body, dual SIM, SD Card slot, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 615 CPU, 13MP Camera and Dolby Audio.

The Obi Worldphone SJ1.5 is a 3G smartphones priced at $129. It runs on a MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core processor.

The Obi Worldphone line will be available starting in October in retail stores in some countries and online in others. Initial Obi Worldphone markets will be those with rapidly growing youth populations including Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and India.

Via Obi.

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