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Pepsi (yes, the soda maker) is preparing to launch an Android smartphone

By Shawn Knight
Oct 13, 2015
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  1. Pepsi – yes, the beverage maker – is preparing to release its first smartphone. A mysterious post from Pepsi’s official Weibo account led to a leaked image and plenty of speculation over the weekend before the company confirmed the plans with Reuters.

    The leaked image claims the Pepsi P1 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display that’s powered by a octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM. The device is also expected to ship with 16GB of local storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.

    It’ll run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

    A spokesperson for the soda maker said the phone will be marketed and sold exclusively in China. The rep added that the effort is similar to recent globally licensed Pepsi products which include apparel and accessories. Or in other words, an established player in the smartphone industry will manufacture the phone and Pepsi will simply slap its logo on it.

    As the publication points out, such branding efforts aren’t unusual for Pepsi. Last year, for example, the soda maker teamed with Bang & Olufsen and Italian shoemaker Del Toro to promote its soccer campaign.

    Regardless of branding, the phone’s specs aren’t all that bad, especially given its price. Rumors suggest the Pepsi P1 will be priced at $205 when it goes on sale October 20.

    Image courtesy Alexander Tamargo, Getty Images

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  2. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Maniac Posts: 365   +136

    I never could stand Pepsi... Coke!!!

    (Although, now I prefer not consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup, so I have to get Mexican Coke. Although, in China, it might be sugar. It was in Japan.)
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,051

    Should we hold our breaths in the hopes Heineken might follow suit? I won't, I could never stand that shite, give me a beer that tastes like a beer, not pee.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,553   +2,359

    The sugar revolt must be worse than the media is letting on.
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    So its mobile social app will be called PepTalk or what? :)
     
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    What will go flat faster? Their drinks or their phones?
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,898

    Belly up is not always flat. lol
     
  8. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 510   +45

    UK we don't use corn Syrup, you yanks put that crap into everything. Even your bread has it!
     
  9. 1ilyMay

    1ilyMay TS Rookie

    There are even gold and silver version for Chinese people....
     

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