Obi Worldphone to enter PH with 2 affordable smartphones

We’ve recently had a talk with people from Obi Worldphone (previously Obi Mobile with ex-Apple CEO John Sculley) where they mentioned that they will be entering the Philippine market with two affordable smartphones — the SF1 and SJ1.5.


Obi Worldphone SF1 specs:
5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
Gorilla Glass 4
Fiberglass unibody structure
1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core smartphone
16GB/32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor and LED flash
5MP front camera with LED flash
3000mAh battery
Android 5.0.2 with Lifespeed UIobiworldphonesj15

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Obi Worldphone SJ1.5 specs:
5-inch HD display @ 1280 720 resolution
Polycarbonate body
1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
8MP rear camera with OmniVision sensor and LED flash
5MP front camera
3000mAh battery
Android 5.1 with Lifespeed UI

Both handsets are priced internationally at $199 and $299 for the SF1’s 2GB/3GB variant, respectively, with the SJ1.5 asking for $129. Although, according to the company, they will be available here in the Philippines before December 2015 for under Php10K.

Stay tuned for more details.

{Sources 1, 2}

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

14 Responses

  1. jay r says:

    san p ako makakbili nito?

  2. denise says:

    buti naman hindi sila nagkuripot sa battery capacity, unlike some other local rebrands na mura nga pero ilang oras lang ang gamit. :)

  3. Mike did it says:

    The “designed in San Francisco” label alone is enough to convince me that this is a legit game changing newcomer in the PH phone market. The second coming of Asus but more hip and elegant.

    Will the 3gb variant be really sold at less than 10K?

    If they are going to sell this through regular stores, i say shut up and take my money.

    If thru flash sales, i might just get a Sony M4 Aqua or M5.

  4. Digest says:

    Ayos to ah, kaya pala may similarities sa Apple, eh dahil sa

    Thanks Archie for the link. :)

    Ganda pag ipunan nito.

    • archie says:

      Eto pa lang ang nakita kong video ng actual device. Mukhang makapal pero 8mm lang ang thickness kasama na yung embossed display.

  5. tsukimoto says:

    wow fiberglass unibody plus gorilla glass 4 for under 10k nice
    better than xiaomi and meizu.

  6. archie says:

    Oppo philippines magbalot-balot ka na. Sulitin mo na yung binayad mo kay sarah geronimo. Bugbugin mo na ang tv ads sa promotion habang kaya mo pa dahil dumadami na ang katulad ng asus.

  7. anon says:

    Legitimately excited to see them enter the PH market. These guys were featured on GSMArena, Pocketnow, Engadget, etc. Good specs for a good price. So far wala pang legit competition yung Asus Zenfone 2.

  8. Donimus says:

    Wow. Way to make an entrance. Nice specs

  9. andong says:

    hnd sinabi kung LTE ung SJ1.5

    • archie says:

      LTE at dual sim sabi dito sa article. Pwede na kung nakaglobe tattoo ka at ayaw mo ng secondary phone para sa isa mo pang contact number.

    • archie says:

      Mali ako 3g lang pala yung sj1.5

  10. archie says:

    Aba mura yung 3gb model ng sf1 para sa specs tapos sony sensor na yung camera. Patay na naman ang oppo niyan. Mas hihintayin ko na to kesa sa Xiaomi kung di magfaflash sale ang obi.

    • archie says:

      Matagal na rin pala sila, ngayon lang nagsisimulang magexpand sa Asia

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