- $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.
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.