After a number a speculations, leaks and rumors the Pepsi smartphone has become official in China. We had earlier reported to you that we might soon be seeing a Pepsi Smartphone. The world famous soda maker Pepsi has lent its branding to a smartphone. The news of the Pepsi smartphone became solid when the Pepsi Phone P1 appeared on JD Finance which is a crowdfunding website.
Pepsi P1 Smartphone is Real: Pepsi P1 Phone Launched in China on 18th Nov
The Pepsi P1 Phone started the fundraising process on 18 November with a goal to raise 3 million yuan. It had raised 580,625 Chinese yuan in just one day and at this pace the phone will soon meet its set target before the last date (03 December) and go into the production phase.
The Pepsi P1 phone sports a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display on the front having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The has an aluminum build and features an uni-body design, it also has a fingerprint scanner on the rear. The phone is powered by the MediaTek MT6592 Octa core processor and it runs the dido OS over Android v5.1 (Lollipop). The Pepsi Phone has a 13 MP primary camera on the rear and on the front it has a 5MP secondary shooter.
The phone will feature support for 4G LTE and dual SIM. It is worth noting that the phone will be manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. Ltd and Pepsi will only give its brand name to the smartphone.
The Pepsi Phone P1 will be available in the color variants of Gold, Blue, and Silver. The PEpsi Phone started selling on the fundraising website at a price of 499 yuan (5170 INR approx.), presently it is selling at 699 yuan (7250 INR approx.), and after the limited 1000 orders are over, it will put up another 1000 units at a price of 999 yuan, and that will be followed by 1299 yuan up till the funding ends.
Pepsi P1 Phone Full Specifications:
- 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD 2.5D Curved Screen display
- 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- 2GB RAM,
- 16GB internal memory, microSD expansion
- Dual SIM (second nano SIM slot can also be used as microSD slot)
- dido OS 6.1 based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 13MP rear camera
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3000mAh battery
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.1 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Along with the smartphone the users get a protective cover, a charger and a USB cable.