The smartphone market is saturated with new manufacturers coming in every so often. Pepsi is one company that wants a share of the smartphone market as the company has expressed interest in launching its first Android powered smartphone.
We first heard of this a few days ago and though it was just an unsubstantiated rumor and so we decided not to publish it. It did not seem possible for Pepsi to even consider making a smartphone, why would they?
It now seems that we were wrong and Pepsi is really considering making a smartphone in the near future. The company has just confirmed this to Reuters. To break it down for you, Pepsi will just be licensing its brand to a smartphone manufacturer so it will not be diving all in in the smartphone market. This move is better than the company investing fully in smartphone division as it is cheaper and helps Pepsi get into the market much faster.
Pepsi refused to give out details about this phone but that doesn’t do anything for us as we already have the specs for this phone.
This phone will go by the name, Pepsi P1 and will have some impressive specs. It has a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space. It has a 13MP camera at the back with a 5MP one at the front. As for the battery, the Pepsi P1, has a 3000mAh one that can easily get you through the day.
It will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop and will only be available in China for about $205 (approximately Ksh 21,000). This phone will be launched officially on October 20th.