The New Obi Worldphone Could Be A Gamechanger

Straight from a former Apple CEO
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Straight from a former Apple CEO

Ask most people to generalise what their perfect phone would be and they'll say cheap, good-looking, and powerful with un-complicated software. Unfortunately these phones are few and far between, until now... introducing the Obi Worldphone.

Both the SF1 and the slightly less powerful SJ1.5 are Obi Worldphones first attempt at breaking into the ever-growing mobile market, many have tried and many have failed, but the Android-powered Obi have a slight advantage - they're lead by former Apple CEO John Sculley, a man with vast amounts of experience and knowledge in that sector.

So what makes the Obi Worldphone's different from the rest? Well, as well as being rid of the usual 3rd party junk you inherit with Android phones nowadays, the price - the SF1 costs a very reasonable £199 and the SF1.5 will go for $129. The SF1 will offer 4G/LTE, a fiberglass body, 5-inch gorilla glass display with 1920x1080 resolution and 16GB/32GB of storage. It rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera, and sports either 2 or 3GB of RAM depending on the model you want.


The more price friendly SJ1.5 offers 3G quad-core processor and 16GB of internal storage, and arrives in multiple colour options for the case including red, black and white.


The Obi Worldphone's will initially be launching online and in-store in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey and India. No doubt it won't be long at all until we see them in Europe and the US.

What do you think of the new devices?

HT HighSnobiety