Obi Mobiles has unveiled eight new devices for the Kenyan market; they include 5” octa-core smartphones, the Octopus S520 that retails at Ksh. 26999, the Wolverine S501 at Ksh. 12,399; the Hornbill S551 at Ksh. 18,299; the Leopard S502 at Ksh. 14,999; the Crane S550 at Ksh. 15,999; the Fox S453 at Ksh. 8,999; the Racoon S401 at Ksh. 6,399 and the Power GO F240 at Ksh. 2,449.
Speaking on the firm’s strategy for Africa, Amit Rupchandani, Managing Director at Obi Mobiles MENA, said: “Consumers are increasingly looking to upgrade from feature rich phones to smartphones. However, the high cost of investment on new-age devices is a huge deterrent for a large number of aspirational buyers. At Obi Mobiles, we believe by ticking off the right boxes, in terms of superior design and quality, desirable price points, and the support of strong channels that reach every segment of the market will help us succeed across Africa.”
So for the specs of the Obi launched devices:
Octopus S520 – OS with a crunch
The flagship smartphone from Obi Mobiles, the Octopus S520 runs on the latest Android Kit Kat 4.4 operating system, powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor. It has a stunning full-aluminum back cover, the Octopus S520 comes in a sleek 8.4mm form factor, with a capacitive 5” HD IPS Touch Screen that responds to even the slightest touch. The smartphone also features an 8MP camera with lightning flash, delivering every image at a 1280 X 720 HD display resolution. The in-built IPS technology also ensures that the screen can be viewed from a wider viewing angle. Offering dual SIM capabilities, both 3G-enabled, the Octopus S520 offers incredible value at just Ksh. 26,999.
Obi Hornbill S551 – elegance and functionality rolled into one
It has a 5.5” inch screen and weighs 145 grams, the device operates on Android KitKat v4.4.2, powered by an MTK, MT6582 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor. With a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, the Hornbill S551 offers up to 8GB memory that is expandable to 32GB of external memory support. The device retails at Ksh. 18,299.
Obi Crane S550 – Pixel rich and durable too
Runs on Quad-core technology and Android KitKat OS; has 5.5-inch qHD IPS touch screen, and 200 pixels per inch display. It also features gesture control technology that allows you to perform actions with just hand gestures. These pre-defined (non-customised) gestures include ‘c’ for call-log, ‘e’ for browser, ‘m’ for music, ‘o’ for photos and ‘double tap’ on screen to activate the screen. The dual SIM Obi Crane retails at Ksh. 15,999.
Obi Leopard S502 – Fast performance, quality imaging
Operating with a 1GB RAM, the Obi Leopard’s 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor accomplishes complex tasks with greater agility and precision. Featuring Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS, the device operates seamlessly for gaming and reading, complemented by clear visuals on its 5-inch, qHD IPS touch screen. In addition, the Leopard delivers great quality images and videos with its 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Offering dual SIM capabilities for added utility, the Obi Leopard retails at Ksh. 14,999
Obi Wolverine S501 – premium inside-out
The Obi Wolverine S501 impresses with its fine grain leather exterior and top-of-the-line features. The 5” smartphone offers the efficiency of Android KitKat 4.4, powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor, with 1GB RAM and 4GB expandable memory. For added convenience, the Wolverine is designed with a Rear Key that utilizes the index finger’s natural position to control volume, lock the screen and switch off the phone. With a 5MP flash-enabled camera, and front VGA camera, the dual SIM (3G +3G) device offers great value at Ksh. 12,399.
Obi Fox S453 – The perfect companion
Equipped with a precision-led 5MP rear camera with flash and a 2MP front camera, the Obi Fox is a perfect companion to shutterbugs everywhere. With a Dual-core Processor, Android KitKat OS and a 4.5-inch touch screen, this phone echoes excitement and creative expression at every turn. The device also comes with a hard anodized back cover, making it durable and impervious to wear and tear. The Obi Fox retails at Ksh. 8,999.
Obi Racoon S401 – Brilliantly crafted
The Obi Racoon comes with Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS and a 1GHz Dual-core Processor allowing for superior functionality of apps and games. Its 4-inch touchscreen lights up in a brilliant, golden display and lets you experience entertainment in the brightest and most brilliant colours. With a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and dual SIM capabilities, the Obi Racoon offers great value at Ksh. 6,399.
Obi F240 –power on the go
The Obi range also includes the Obi F240 – a feature phone, equipped with a high capacity 3000mAH battery, and a convenient power bank option to recharge other mobile devices. The handy device also offers essential mobile functionality, including a 0.3MP primary camera, loudspeaker, Bluetooth, as well as dual SIM (GSM + GSM) capabilities as just KES 2,449.
The exciting new range of Obi Mobiles smartphones are currently available at all leading electronics outlets in Kenya.