It seems that everyone is launching phones these days. While we are no longer surprised by a handset released by a manufacturer that is typically associated with PCs or digital equipment, a phone launched by a company that has nothing to do with electronics is something you don’t see everyday. Last month it came to our attention that Pepsi might be planning to release a smartphone. Let’s be clear – we are talking about a company that is most known for making beverages. At that time it seemed like nothing more than a crazy rumor, but it appears that it’s actually true and the Pepsi Phone P1s is now official.
Pepsi Phone P1 Dual-SIM Android Phone with 5.5-inch FHD Screen, Fingerprint Scanner and surprisingly low price
What does the Pepsi Phone bring to the table? More that you would expect of a device carrying a logo of a company that has no previous experience with smartphones. The P1s sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz. Under the hood, the phone also has 2GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card as well as a 3,000 mAh battery. Camera setup includes 13-megapixel rear shooter and 5-megapixel user facing sensor and back panel also houses a fingerprint scanner.
Moreover, the Pepsi Phone supports dual SIM and offers LTE connectivity. All the components are packed into aluminum unibody available in white, gold and blue with a Pepsi logo on the back and a matching wallpaper. The Pepsi Phone P1s is an Android device pre-loaded with 5.1 Lollipop iteration with dido OS 6.1 skin on top. All in all, it looks like a decent piece of hardware.
If you are anxious to get your hands on the phone, here’s some good news for you. The Pepsi Phone P1s is already available for pre-order and is scheduled for official release on December 3rd. Considering specs to price ratio, the device is very affordable, since it costs just CNY 699, that is approximately $110. Early backers could grab the device in an exclusive blue case for even less, CNY 499 or about $94 to be more precise, however all units are already gone. The Pepsi Phone P1s will come with a charger, cable and a protective case.