Octa-core Obi Octopus S520 launched in India for 11,990 INR

Obi Mobiles, best known for being a firm co-founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, today announced their first smartphone in India, dubbed the Obi Octopus S520.

With each passing day, the competition in the lucrative but overcrowded Indian market increases. This has caused larger, international manufacturers to focus their attention to India, resulting in competition that is making smartphones more affordable than ever. Only some days back did we come across the extremely pocket friendly Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth, an octa-core smartphone that sells for about 8,500 INR or $140; today, another device, namely the Obi Octopus S520 saw a launch, aiming at the same, budget octa-core market.

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  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB on-board ROM
  • 8 mega-pixel rear, 2 mega-pixel front camera
  • Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 1800mAh battery

The device will be available online, much like other smartphone entrants in India, with a price tag of 11,990 INR ($200). This isn’t a bad price to pay for an octa-core phone, but with cheaper alternatives available, do you think Obi stands a chance in the cut-throat market?

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  1. July 17, 2014

    1800mAh battery … seriously … ???

  2. $2548414
    July 17, 2014

    Mr.Scully is thinking $s not ₹…during past quarter year..there have been life changing events in Indian mobile market..Moto..Xiaomi..Asus..etc. etc..in terms of VFM..Unless OBI has some really exceptionally outstanding features like a 8 MP F/2 cam of exceptional quality or metal construction.. it will not sell.and a 1800 mAh. Battery to drive a power hungry octa..on battery eating Indian networks..poor buyer of this paragon will have to stick with charging point by 4 PM every day..

  3. iANDROID8.1
    July 17, 2014

    1800Mah? they’re kidding right? xD

    • July 18, 2014

      @iAndroid8.1 @Michael unfortunately, they aren’t kidding. Perhaps Sculley thought the phone ran iOS and had a 4 inch screen…

      • iANDROID8.1
        July 18, 2014

        LMAO! they could’ve just bumped it up to 2000Mah

  4. me
    July 18, 2014

    I will never buy this phone, maybe at 100$