Obi Mobiles debuts in India with the Octopus S520 for ₹11,990
By on July 17th, 2014

Obi Mobiles today announced the launch of its first flagship smartphone in India, the Octopus S520. The smartphone will be initially available for purchase through Snapdeal.com for ₹11,990.

Octopus S520_Obi Mobiles

Obi Mobiles is headquartered in Singapore and promoted by Toronto-based Inflexionpoint, a company co-founded by John Sculley, former CEO of Apple Inc.

The Dual SIM flagship smartphone boasts of a sleek metallic design (maximum thickness of 8.4mm) and is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor with 1GB RAM. The phone features a 12.7 cm HD IPS display and sports the latest Android Kit Kat 4.4 version.

The Obi Octopus S520 box packs in a Flip Cover, a Screen Protector, a USB Charger, and in-ear headphones. The company claims that the phones will be supported by a country-wide network of over 95 service centres for after-sales support.

“S520 is a beautifully designed product. It is engineered to highest quality specifications to reliably deliver a superior performance. This flagship device is an affirmation of our stated commitment to extend the best in class smartphone experience. From hardware specifications to the quality of accessories there are no compromises whatsoever, because we know our young customers conduct their lives around their smartphones.”

- Ajay Sharma, CEO, Obi Mobiles

Obi Octopus S520 Specifications

  • Size: 145.0 mm X 75.0 mm X 8.4 mm
  • Display: 12.7 cm HD IPS
  • Processor: MediaTek 1.7 GHz Octa Core
  • Operating System: Android KitKat 4.4
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Camera: Rear Camera: 8MP | Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Memory: 8 GB, expandable up to 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 1800 mAh
  • Standby Time: Up to 180 Hours
  • Talktime: Up to 240 Minutes
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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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