If I told you that there was a new Android phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera, would any of that information turn your head? Possibly. But what if it only cost $200, and it was being sold by Pepsi? Pepsi-branded smartphones and accessories were announced to be in the works last month.
It’s worth noting that Pepsi is only licensing its brand for use on smartphones and accessories, while Shenzhen-based Scooby Communication Equipment company will be manufacturing the first smartphones. The company has revealed two versions of its first smartphone: Phone P1 is the regular version while the Phone P1s is compatible specifically with China Unicom’s FDD-LTE support. There are no other differences in specifications between the two variants.
Pepsi P1 specs
- 5.5-inch 1080p display
- 1.7GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 3,000mAh battery
- 13MP/5MP cameras
- Fingerprint reader
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 7.62mm thin metal body
The Pepsi Phone P1s (and P1) is now available via crowdfunding campaign from jd.com in China. The early bidders (now sold out) were offered a price of CNY 499 (approximately Rs. 5,000). The phone was then available at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,250) for next 1,000 bidders, after which it will be available for CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,500) and followed by CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,470) until the target has been achieved. The company has set a target of CNY 3 million (approximately Rs. 3,10,69,901) by December 3 and at the time of writing had raised CNY 637,614 (approximately Rs. 66,03,534).
The Phone P1s (and P1) is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6592) processor with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It comes with 16GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB). The phones sports 13-megapixel rear camera while there is a 5-megapixel front camera also on board. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
The 4G LTE-enabled Pepsi Phone P1s supports Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB, and GPS. The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner at the back panel just below the primary camera.
The handset comes with accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensors. It measures 152.2×76.2×7.7mm and weighs 158 grams. The Pepsi Phone P1s will be available in Blue, Gold, and Silver colours.