Pepsi, the company known for its soda beverages and Lays chips, launched its first smartphone running Android today: the Pepsi Phone P1. Aimed at the mid-range market, the Phone P1 features a metallic build quality, a fingerprint reader, and houses the iconic Pepsi logo at the rear.
The device itself has been manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment in China. The front of the handset houses a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD that is covered by a 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood, the Pepsi Phone P1 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek chipset, an ARM Mali GPU and 2GB RAM. There is also 16GB of internal storage space, a 13MP rear shooter with an LED flash, a fingerprint sensor located at the rear, a microSD card slot, a 5MP selfie camera, and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
On the software front, the handset runs on dido OS 6.1 which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Connectivity wise, the Phone P1 offers hybrid dual SIM connectivity, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
If the Pepsi Phone P1 has caught your attention, you can buy the phone through jd.com in China. The first 1000 units of the handset are available for only 999 yuan (US$110), after which it will be available for 1299 yuan. The Pepsi Phone P1 is available in Blue, Gold and Silver colors.[Via FoneArena]