Obi Mobiles has launched its flagship smartphone, the Octopus S520, which is powered by a MediaTek octa-core processor and will be available for a price of Rs. 11,990 (around $200). It’s worth pointing that Obi Mobiles is being backed by former Apple CEO, John Sculley. The Octopus S520 has a 5-inch HD IPS screen, a MediaTek octa-core CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card for expansion up to 32 GB.
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The smartphone runs Android KitKat 4.4, has a rear camera with a 8MP sensor and a front one with 2 MP. It comes with a battery of 1800 mAh which should provide a standby time of up to 180 Hours and talktime of up to 240 Minutes. Speaking of the launch, Ajay Sharma, CEO at Obi Mobiles, said the following:

S520 is a beautifully designed product. It is engineered to highest quality specifications to reliably deliver a superior performance. This flagship device is an affirmation of our stated commitment to extend the best in class smartphone experience. From hardware specifications to the quality of accessories there are no compromises whatsoever, because we know our young customers conduct their lives around their smartphones.

The Octopus S520 is also Dual SIM and has a thickness of just 8.4 mm. Inside the phone package, you will also get a Flip Cover, a Screen Protector along with a USB Charger and in-ear bud type ear phones. The Octopus S520 comes with pretty decent specs for a low price and it’ll be joining the competition with other players like Intex, Micromax and Karbonn. There’s also an ongoing pressure from slightly more expensive devices like Motorola’s Moto G and Xiaomi’s Mi3.

What do you think about this new smartphone? Could it make it on your short list? What are the features that you’d want a smartphone to have at this price point? Sound off in the comments box from below.


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