OBI Worldphone MV1 launched in Nepal

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Starck Tech, the official distributor of OBI Worldphone has already released two out of three OBI phones in Nepal, and now to put the missing piece in place, OBI MV1 has been launched for the price of Rs.15,699. The phone is available from different offline retail stores and — the company’s online partner for the product.

Unlike the previous two phones, OBI SF1 and OBI SJ1.5, the OBI MV1 runs on Cyanogenmod. The phone looks somewhat like the OBI SF1 and also sports the floating display. For a budget phone, the device looks absolutely stylish as the phone is targeted for the youth.


OBI MV1 comes with a 5-inch Fully Laminated IPS display with the resolution of 720*1280 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has an oleophobic coating which prevents the display from fingerprint and smudges and Sunlight display which provides better screen readability under direct sunlight.

The phone has substantial weight to it at 149grams, and the body comes with UV coating and smudge-free matte finish. Powering the device is the Snapdragon 212 chipset which is a 32-bit Cortex A7 quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. You get 2GB of RAM for multitasking. Performance wise, the phone should be okay to handle regular day to day tasks and few mid-range games. Backing up the device is a modest 2,500mAh of a removable battery, which may last you on a full day of usage, taking the specs into consideration.

“We’re thrilled to launch Obi MV1 in Nepal during this festive season; Obi has always strived to bridge the gap between high design – high price. With our clutter-breaking, design lead approach, we stay committed to making the Obi Worldphone a consumer’s delight.”- Neeraj Chauhan, Co-founder and CEO of Obi Worldphone.

Talking about the camera, the phone comes with an 8MP rear camera with flash and 2MP front facing Camera. OBI MV1 also comes with 16GB of internal Storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via a dedicated Micro SD Card slot. The phone also sports a Dual Mic for noise cancellation and DTC sound that amps the speaker’s profile and fine tunes audio for an immersive headphone experience.

The Obi MV1 is currently available in White Color option, but the Red and Black variants should also arrive in 2 weeks time.
The Obi MV1 is currently available in White Color option, but the Red and Black variants should also arrive in 2 weeks time.

The phone is powered by CyanogenMod 12.1.1 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgradeable to Cyanogen 13.1). The CyanogenMod is most part stock-like, but you get a handful of extra tweaking options like Audio FX, CM Theme Engine, in-built True Caller app, and other optimizations to enhance your smartphone experience. Connectivity wise, the phones comes with dual-SIM(4G+3G), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The phone is also 4G enabled. OBI MV1 is equipped with Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and Accelerometer, but Gyroscope sensor is missing.

As far as after sales service is concerned, the company told us that consumers  don’t need to worry about the repair parts as Obi have stock for each and everything and they’re also expanding their number of service centers rapidly.

OBI MV1 Key Highlights:

  • 5inch (720*1280) @294ppi
  • CyanogenMod 12.1.1 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor
  • 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 304 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 64GB
  • 8MP Rear Camera with LED flash, aperture f/2.2, autofocus
  • 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2,500mAh Battery
  • Price: Rs. 15,699