PepsiCo, a corporation that’s mostly known for its beverages and food, has turned its attention to the mobile market and created a smartphone under its brand. Yes, yes, we know it sounds odd. But, nonetheless, the new Pepsi P1s smartphone is legit and now official in China.
So, what’s in a Pepsi-branded smartphone? Some reasonable specs, actually. The P1s is a 5.5-inch handset with an octa-core processor (the same MediaTek chip that powers the likes of O+ Air, Qube Colonia and CloudFone Excite 501o), 4G LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM. It features an aluminum unibody and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Available color variants are blue, gold and silver.
Pepsi P1s Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop (dido OS 6.1)
- 5.5-inch display (1080×1920 Full HD), ~401ppi
- 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
- Mali 450-MP4 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Hybrid dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions: 152.2 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
- Weight: 158g
- 3000mAh battery
Although PepsiCo is a big company, it apparently doesn’t want to drain its coffers for something as experimental as the Pepsi P1s smartphone. Instead, the company is aiming to amass CNY3,000,000 (around Php21 million) on or before December 3 via crowdfunding. Early backers will be able to pre-order the P1s for only CNY699 (approx. Php5,150).