KATHMANDU, June 17: The Silicon Valley-based smartphone-maker Obi Worldphone has announced its entry into the Nepal market.
Issuing a statement on Thursday, Obi Worldphone -- a company founded by Apple Inc ex-CEO John Sculley -- said it had partnered with Jyoti Group subsidiary Starck Tech and launched two of its signature smartphones -- the SF1 and the SJ1.5.
Commenting on the occasion, Saurabh Jyoti director of Jyoti Group said: "In line with the company's vision to introduce the latest technology products at affordable prices, Starck Tech has launched Obi Worldphone in Nepal to cater to the fast-growing mobile phone market in the country."
Obi Worldphone says in its statement that it "bridges the gap between steeply priced high-end smartphones and feature-stripped generic ones at attractive price bands".
SF1 is the company's flagship phone and carries the suggested retail price tags of Rs 21,599 and Rs 26,199, based on memory variants, for the Nepali market while the SJ1.5 has a suggested retail price of Rs 14,799.