World famous food and beverage company, Pepsi, has finally ventured into the smartphone market with the launch of the Pepsi Phone P1 and P1s smartphones in China.
The Pepsi Phone P1 is the regular version of the smartphone while the Phone P1s is compatible specifically with China Unicom’s FDD-LTE network.
This is the only difference between both phones as they sport the same specifications and look exactly alike.
The smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch 2.5D touchsceen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.
The Pepsi Phone P1 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor and 2GB of RAM. With this, the phone will run applications without lagging and even execute most HD games smoothly.
The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.
It also packs a 13 megapixel primary camera on the rear and has a 5 megapixel front shooter in front for selfies and video calls.
Pepsi Phone P1 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 152.20 x 76.20 x 7.70mm and weighs 158.00 grams.
The phone supports dual SIM (GSM and GSM), accepting Micro-SIM and Nano-SIMs.
Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
Both phones are currently available via crowdfunding campaign from jd.com in China. The early bidders (now sold out) were offered a price of CNY 499 (approximately 16,000 Naira).
The phone was then available at CNY 699 (approximately 22,000 Naira) for next 1,000 bidders, after which it will be available for CNY 999 (approximately 32,000 Naira) and followed by CNY 1,299 (approximately 41,000 Naira) until the target has been achieved.
It’s believed that the Pepsi Phone P1 and P1s will cost around $200 (40,000 Naira) when it finally becomes available for sale.
The company has set a target of CNY 3 million (approximately 93.5 million Naira) by December 3 and has raised CNY 637,614 (approximately 20 million Naira) at the moment.
Pepsi will only be licensing its brand for use on smartphones and accessories, while Shenzhen-based Scooby Communication Equipment company will be manufacturing the smartphones.