Obi launched 5 new Android smartphones in India, including some pretty interestingly named models, like the Wolverine or the Obi Python S452. They also debuted the Obi S400, S450 and S500. Obi Mobiles is a company launched this year in April by former Apple CEO, John Sculley and it’s being funded by Singapore-based firm Inflexionpoint, that invested $20 million in this business.
The Obi S400 is the lowest end of them all, with a 4 inch WVGA display, a 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. There’s a microSD card slot on board as well, plus a 2 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front shooter. The handset has a 1500 mAh battery, runs Android Jelly Bean and features 3G connectivity. It’s a dual SIM unit, priced at $69. Next up is the Obi S450, with similar specs, but a bigger diagonal, at 4.5 inches, plus a 1800 mAh battery. This one costs $85.
Then there’s the Obi S500, with a 5 inch FWVGA display, a 5 megapixel rear camera, LED flash and specs similar to the S450. It has a perforated back panel, just like the Galaxy S5 and it’s priced at $99. Obi Python S452 is also on the list, with a LG G3-style series of back buttons, a 1400 mAh battery, a 4.5 inch FWVGA display and 1 GB of RAM. It sets you back $99 as well. The Obi Wolverine is the pricier of them all, at $129 and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat, 1 GB of RAM and a 1500 mAh battery, plus a leather back cover. Other specs are similar to the S500.