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The Pepsi phone is now a thing


After the so-called “Pepsi phone” leaked last month, PepsiCo said it was working with a licensing partner to develop a line of mobile phones and accessories for the Chinese market. Now the first of those products has arrived.

The Pepsi P1 smartphone is currently available on Chinese crowdfunding site JD Finance. To be clear, the soda company isn’t necessarily making its own smartphone; it’s licensing the Pepsi brand to Chinese company Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co, which will manufacture the phone, according to the website.

There are two versions that support different 4G networks in China: The P1, which supports China Mobile 4G, and the P1S, which supports China Mobile 4G and China Unicom 4G.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It’s thin and sleek, with an aluminum body and a fingerprint sensor on the back, and it comes in blue, gold and silver colors.


pepsi phone silver and gold

It has 4G LTE connectivity and dual SIM support, which allows you to use a second nano SIM slot as a microSD card slot when necessary. It also has 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, a 1.7GHz processor and a 3,000 milliamp-hour battery. It comes with a protective cover and a USB cable and charger.


pepsi phone silver lifestyle

The 499 yuan ($79) and the 699 yuan ($110) offer pledges have already reached their max number of orders. But you can still pledge 999 yuan ($157 USD) until 1,000 units are sold. Then the phone will be available for 1,299 yuan ($204) until funding ends. You can also pledge 1 yuan, and one person out of 500 will be chosen to win a free phone. The company’s goal is 3,000,000 yuan by Dec. 3.

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