Obi WorldPhone MV1 With Cyanogen 12.1 OS Launched At $139

In a fresh attempt to tackle budget smartphone market, Obi Worldphone has today launched MV1, a handset which runs on both Android 5.1 lollipop and Cyanogen OS 12.1.1, and will have a starting price of $139.

The MV1 includes a 5.1 inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection layer and smudge resistant oleophobic coating on top.The handset includes entry level qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. You can choose between 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM variants, though the 2GB RAM option for extra $10 should be a better bet. Internal storage is 16GB and you can also plug in up to 64GB microSD card.


For photography, this dual SIM handset includes 8MP rear camera with OmniVision OV8865 sensor, f/2.2 aperture lens, LED flash and 1080p video recording capability. A basic 2MP front selfies shooter is also present.

Other notable features include DTS Sound, dual microphone for noise-cancellation, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 and 2500 mAh battery.

So what sets this apart from a million other budget smartphones? Obi Worldphone Co-founder John Sculley answers that question as follows.

This is an industry with 200 different brands vying for consumers’ attention. There will be 1.4 billion Android phones produced in 2016 alone, so there needs to be a way to stand apart from the pack. 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.

Key Specifications of Obi Worldphone MV1

Model LG G5
Display 5 inch HD IPS LCD display
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 212, Adreno 306
Camera 8MP rear and 2MP front camera
Battery 2500mAh
Internal Memory 16GB, Expandable by 64GB
Dimensions and Weight 45.6×72.6×8.95mm and 149g
Dual SIM Yes
Price $139/ $149 (~9500 INR/ 10,215 INR)

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  1. Obi MV1 looks really great. I am impressed with its design really, a well balanced machine.

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  2. A Great Combo of Specs with the looks. this device really surpass the present Android Phone when we talks about overall build Quality & Design. Good Work Obi Team.

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  3. What an ultimate looking phone. It looks like class. When will it come to India

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    • Hi Antariksh, There is no information about availability of this device in India.

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