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Obi Worldphone- Android MV1 launched at MWC2016 | Full specification, key features, price and details

Obi MV1

Obi MV1

Obi Worldphone which was co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, launched the two smartphones last year which were remarkable device. Now Obi has launched its new smartphone which is MV1 at the MWC 2016. Obi partnered with Ammunition, a San Francisco-based design studio, for its Worldphone series, which resulted in devices like SF1, SJ1.5 and now MV1. At the first look to the MV1 it doesn’t look much different from the phones launched last year by Obi. It is a combination of looks from SF1 and SF1.5 which are immersed in MV1, featuring the same floating glass display on the rectangular poly-carbonate body.

Robert Brunner, Ammunition founder and Obi lead designer said that “For our markets, the design of the MV1 is a fresh, modern breath of air in a sea of sameness. Its combination of simple form, iconic outline and resolved details make it an object to be desired”.

Obi MV1

John Sculley said “The components for all these different phones are mass produced, in the same countries, and often in the same exact factories. What we’ve done with the Obi Worldphone from the very beginning is show that it’s possible to have a beautifully designed phone that fits into your lifestyle at an accessible price without sacrificing form and technology. You don’t have to give up style in exchange for substance. With the MV1, you can have both.”

Obi MV1 is one the smartphone of new generation as it has dual OS, which can either run Android 5.1 Lollipop which provides all the reliability and ease you’ve come to know and love or Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 which opens up new avenues of personalization and security like PIN scramble, privacy guard and protected apps., and the UV coating on the Gorilla Glass. MV1 features a 5-inch display having resolution of 720x1280p which is protected by the Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is having a oleophobic coating on the screen which keeps the screen looking new and smudge-free.

Obi MV1

Obi MV1 smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor coupled with the RAM having options of 1 GB and 2 GB. along with Adreno 304 GPU for  better graphics.  Both models have 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB with the help of a microSD card. It is having 8MP rear camera with LED flash, OmniVision OV8865 sensor, f/2.2 aperture and feature like panorama, face detection and continuous scene while its front facing camera is of 2MP.

Obi MV1 is a dual-SIM 4G-enabled smartphone which is fueled by the 2500mAh Li-ion battery, giving you the Stand-by time of 13/10 days (2G/3G) and Talk time of 6/3 hours (2G/3G). MV1 is also having Dolby Audio and dual noise-cancelling microphones just like the two previous smartphones. The MV1 features Lifespeed™ – Obi’s custom user interface in which Lifespeed makes a balance of colorful excitement and having everything where you need it. The phone, camera, and web are all easily accessible from the launch screen. Your favorite apps and phone features are easy to find and configure into any custom setup.

Obi MV1

The Obi Worldphone MV1 will be available in Asia and Africa and will launch in Latin America and Europe in the next month. For the 2GB RAM variant it is has the pricing of $149 (approx Rs 10,200)and for the 1GB variant its price will be $139 (approx Rs 9,500) which means it is mid-range budget smartphone which is affordable and having good configuration with the beautiful design. It will be available in three color options: red, white and black.


Release date feb 2016
Sim Type GSM+GSM
Dual Sim Yes
Sim Size Micro SIM
Device Type Smartphone


Type Fully laminated IPS display
Touch Yes, with Multi-touch
Size 5 Inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
PPI ~294 PPI
Feature Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Oleophobic Coating


Internal 16 GB + 1 GB RAM / 16 GB + 2 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 64 GB


Dimensions 145.6 x 72.6 x 8.95 mm
Weight 149 g


3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.1, A2DP
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0


GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support, GLONASS
Headphone Yes, 3.5 mm
Sensors Gyroscope,Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, ALS


Camera Yes,8 MP with auto focus
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, continuous shot scene mode, Face Beauty mode, still image during video recording
Video Recording Yes, 1080K @ 30fps
Flash LED
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP


OS Android Lollipop 5.1 and Cyanogen OS 12.1.1.
CPU 1.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Processor
GPU Adreno 430
Extra Anti-fade UV coating, smudge-free matte finish
Browser Yes, supports HTML


Supports MMS, Instant Messaging
Email Yes, with Push Mail
Music MP3,  AAC, WAV
Video MP4, DivX, H.264
FM Radio Yes
Document Reader Yes


Type Non-Removable  Battery
Size 2500 mAh, Li-po Battery

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  1. I feel this smartphone goes very well with the youth… mv1 will surely win their hearts… the specifications are also prety good for its price value.

  2. Nice design, its actually unique. How come they are able to sell an Ammunition design product at this price?! Impressed. When is Obi releasin it in India?

  3. looks like obi really works hard for this device..and after a long time i found a newly designed phone. wake up call for moto, lenovo…………great work OBI with the overall design.


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