Obi Octopus S520 Android KitKat octa-core smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 11,990


Two months after launching the Obi Mobiles brand in India, the company has launched its first smartphone called the Octopus S520. The 5-inch Android KitKat smartphone is priced in India at Rs 11,990 and will initially be available on Snapdeal.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Obi Octopus S520 flaunts a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. Also included is 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1,800mAh battery that the company claims is good enough to survive up to 180 hours on standby mode. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The Obi Octopus S520 happens to be the cheapest octa-core smartphone you can buy in India today, priced at Rs 11,990. It will be up against the likes of the HTC Desire 616, which launched recently. While the specs are almost similar, the Octopus S520 is cheaper and also runs on Android KitKat.

The Octopus S520’s crown however will be short lived, once Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note in India. It too is an octa-core powered smartphone and will be priced at Rs 9,999.

You can buy the Obi Octopus S520 here.

Features Obi Octopus S520 HTC Desire 616
Display 5-inch 720p 5-inch 720p
Processor 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core
Storage 8GB expandable 4GB expandable
Camera (Rear) 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Camera (Front) 2-megapixel 2-megapixel
Battery 1,800mAh 2,000mAh
Android OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
Price Rs 11,990 Rs 16,900

  • rajnish kumar

    Sorry but “Wickedleak Wammy Neo Youth” is available in india for much lesser price (INR 8490) and beter specs–IT’S NOT THE CHEAPEST as you mentioned.
    5-inch 1280 x 720p display
    1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592
    1GB RAM
    8GB on-board ROM
    13 mega-pixel rear, 5 mega-pixel front camera
    2200mAh battery
    Android v4.4 KitKat

  • ritesh mamodiya

    obi has initiated a price war in this segment , and i expect quality to be very good , as people behind this brand has a jene of apple

  • ana

    i bought it first thing in the morning. looking forward for delivery. tinge of apple.

  • Amit Grover

    This is a question for Rajat on BGR. I was keen to try this new kid on the block. But haven’t seen even a single review on the web. More importantly, wanted to ask you if this company would still be around in a year or so and would we see more products? Would you be reviewing this?