Pepsi phone P1 on sale in China

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  • $78 handset on sale via a Chinese crowdfunding site
  • Boasts 5.5inch screen, fingerprint scanner and 13 megapixel camera
  • Pepsi already sells TVs and shoes via licensing deals

Rumours have been bubbling away that Pepsi is set to launch a smartphone – and now the fizzy drinks firm has revealed its handset.

Called the Pepsi Phone P1, it boasts a 5.5inch screen, fingerprint scanner and 13 megapixel camera – and is similar in looks to Apple’s iPhone 5.

However, it will initially only be available in China – and is being sold via a crowdfunding site.

The P1 is actually being manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. via a crowd funding campaign in China.

Early bird pricing was $78, and quickly sold out, followed by higher tiers of $110 and $150 with 1,000 units available each.

If the phone successfully hits its funding goal of $46,9950 by December 3rd, it will officially launch at around $200 with a special FDD-LTE variant headed to China Unicom as the P1s.

As well as the 5.5″ 1080p screen (with 2.5D glass) and an octa-core MT6592 chipset, it will run an Os called dido, based on Google’s Android Lollipop.

The Pepsi Phone P1 is a dual-SIM phone with LTE-connectivity.


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