In October, PepsiCo Inc revealed that it was planning on launching an Android smartphone in China. A month later, it has unveiled the Pepsi Phone P1s in China. Also Read - Apple introduces iOS 12.5.4 with major security updates: Is your iPhone on the list?
PepsiCo however isn’t giving up on its beverage business and venturing into manufacturing smartphones. Instead, it has roped in Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. Ltd to manufacture a smartphone with Pepsi’s brand on it. As mentioned above, the smartphone is restricted to the Chinese market and the company has unveiled two variants – the standard variant called Pepsi P1, and the FDD-LTE supporting variant called P1s. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Motorola Moto G 5G: Which one is a better choice?
Pepsi Phone P1s price: The smartphones are listed on crowdfunding website jd.com, and were first spotted by FoneArena. The campaign aims to reach 3,000,000 Yuan by December 3, and at the time of filing this story it had managed to raise 568,599. Also Read - Square Enix announces new Guardians of the Galaxy at E3 2021: Details here
The smartphone at the early bird price of 499 Yuan has been sold out, and currently is available at 699 Yuan or Rs 7,200 approximately. At this price the smartphone will be available with a protective cover, USB cable and a charger.
Pepsi Phone P1s specifications and features: The Pepsi Phone P1s flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD 2.5D curved screen display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor paired with Mali 450-MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. On the photography front, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel selfie camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner located at the back.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.1 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under dido OS 6.1.