Pepsi has previously stated that it was interested in making a smartphone of its own. So here it is: the Pepsi Phone P1s, a mid-range device made of metal that comes complete with a fingerprint reader and the iconic Pepsi logo on the back.
The Pepsi Phone P1s features a 5.5-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass screen. Under the hood, it runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek 6592 processor with a Mali 450-MP4 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. On the back, it has a 13MP shooter and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Right below the Pepsi Phone P1s’ camera is the fingerprint sensor. In terms of connectivity, the device supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as dual-SIM standby. Pepsi’s P1s comes with a 3,000mAh battery, weighs 158g and measures 7.7mm thick. Looking at the OS, it runs “dido OS” which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. We’re not sure if this is a word play on 7-Up’s mascot, Fido Dido, but it certainly is an interesting name for an OS, to say the least.
The Pepsi Phone P1s comes in Blue, Gold and Silver and is available for order through a crowdfunding campaign on JD.com in China. Early bird offers price the phone at 499 Chinese yuan (about RM330) for the first 1000 units. The next 1000 unit will be available for 699 Chinese yuan (roughly RM460), and the following 1000 unit at 999 Chinese yuan (approximately RM665).
The phone is manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co., Ltd and 1,299 Chinese yuan (around RM865) is the final price of the device until the crowdfunding campaign ends. The company aims to hit their goal of 3,000,000 Chinese yuan (about RM2 million) by the 3rd of December 2015.
Do note that there is also a P1 variant of the Pepsi Phone which is a single SIM 4G LTE device. However, its price was not mentioned. The Pepsi Phone P1s packs pretty decent hardware complete with a fingerprint sensor. Even for the price of 1,299 Chinese yuan (about RM865), it is still considerably affordable.