Like a certain plot twist in movies, Pepsi is doing a surprise move by launching their own Android smartphone.
Yes, you heard that right, Pepsi is launching their very own smartphone in China. Though it may sound absurd but Pepsi has been doing some crazy stints in the recent years, like that Pepsi Concorde in 1996 or even that Pepsiman video game for the PlayStation in 1999.
The Pepsi P1 will sport a 5.5 inch screen with 1080p HD resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 1.7GHz MT6592 SoC processor, 3000 mAh battery capacity and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It will be priced at around $200. Pepsi will be just licensing its brand to a smartphone manufacturer, most likely based in China though there are no specifics in which brand will be handling the license, but the phone design found in the leaked image has some similarity with Huawei, a popular smartphone brand in China.
A number of android websites have revealed some leaks about the Pepsi smartphone, though it may be just a mid-range smartphone, it is still a decent one, especially with 2GB of memory, though it may not have an expandable storage like in some smartphones, as there are no added details on other unique features for the Pepsi phone, but the $200 price tag is a sweet deal if Pepsi decides to launch it outside China, though China has a lot of cheap phone available in every corner, it could be a difficult challenge for Pepsi in promoting their licensed phone. And we do hope that they also include the Pepsiman game as an app for the Pepsi P1, which would be a cool concept.
Though it would be funny to see if Coca-Cola would join the bandwagon in case Pepsi became successful on their smartphone venture