[MWC16] Obi Worldphone announces Cyanogen OS powered Obi MV1

Obi Worldphone has announced the Obi MV1 after tasting success with the Obi SF1 in all the launch countries. Co-founded by Ex-CEO of Apple, John Scully, Obi Worldphone has a strong desire to come out with fresh designs. Like the earlier mobiles, the MV1 is also designed by Ammunition, founded by Ex-Apple designer Robert Brunner. The MV1 is priced at $139 for the 1 GB RAM version. But what strikes me the most about this mobile is the Cyanogen OS. Though it is running on top of Android 5.1, Cyanogen OS ensures that the Obi MV1 will be updated to Marshmallow soon. The MV1 has got a design language very similar to the SF1. I was particularly not a big fan of the raised display glass design and this is some differenting factor which Obi believes adds to a better user experience. I have used the SF1 and I found it more annoying than pleasing. It is a stripped down version of the SF1 and with its lower price tag, it would attract a lot of first time mobile buyers who are design conscious.

Obi MV1

The Obi MV1 specifications are:

  • Dimensions – 145.6 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight – 149 gm
  • Operating System – Cyanogen OS 12.1 on Android Lollipop 5.1
  • Primary Camera – 8 MP Sensor with LED Flash and f/2.2 aperture lens
  • Secondary Camera – 2MP
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 clocked at 1.3 GHz  with Adreno 304 GPU
  • Display – 5-inch with  Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Battery – 2500 mAh lithium polymer battery

The 16 GB variant has 1 GB of RAM and will cost $139. The 2 GB RAM variant also has a 16 GB of onboard storage, but it costs an additional 10$.

For more details visit Obi Worldphone


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