Wednesday, September 30

Former Apple CEO launches affordable ‘Obi Mobiles’ smartphones in Africa

Another exciting news has come to mobile phone users in the continent when Obi Mobiles announced the launch of their new series of smartphone devices for the African market.
These devices will bring a new era of smartphones, said the CEO of Obi Mobiles, John Sculley — a former Apple CEO who is notably known for firing Steve Jobs in May 1985 with the latter later coming back to Apple as a CEO and introducing the first Apple iPhone in 2007.

Former Apple CEO launches affordable 'Obi Mobiles' smartphones in Africa News Technology: General
Sculley, Steve Jobs (left) and Steve Wozniak (right) during the early days of Apple.

According to the source, the Obi series will be appealing to African markets as well as other emerging markets due to its affordable price factor.

Running on customized versions of Goolge’s Android mobile platform, the devices have large screens with a great battery backup, dual SIM and a great camera lens. The designing also look promising as Obi Mobiles has tied up with world famous studio ‘Ammunition’ regarding the devices’ appearance. This series will available in the market not only at low price but also with mouthwatering specifications per the company spokespersons.


The devices have been named as Obi SF1 and Obi SJ1.5.

Former Apple CEO launches affordable 'Obi Mobiles' smartphones in Africa News Technology: General

The SF1 features 5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 13MP back and 5MP front camera duo, expandable storage and 3,000 mAh battery. The variant with 2GB of RAM is priced $199 while $249 is demanded for the 3GB RAM variant.

The Obi SJ1.5 on the other hand, has a 5-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8MP main camera and a 5MP front/secondary camera. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 and a 3,000mAh battery. A unit of the SJ1.5 costs $129.

The phones will hit the shelves by October in several countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, and India.

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