Last month it was confirmed that a Pepsi-branded smartphone was in the works, but at the time there weren’t many official details about it. That’s changing now that the Pepsi phone is officially being offered to consumers.
The Pepsi Phone P1s has launched as part of a crowdfunding campaign in China. As of this writing, you can snag a Pepsi Phone P1s for ¥699 ($109 USD), though there are only another 894 units available at that price. The final price of the Pepsi Phone P1s will be ¥1299 ($203 USD). In all, the Pepsi Phone P1s has raised ¥598554 ($93,821 USD), with 14 days left to reach its goal of ¥3,000,000 ($470,239 USD).
If you do choose to buy a Pepsi Phone P1s, you’ll get a smartphone running a Pepsi-fied version of Android 5.1 Lollipop on a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display. The P1s is powered by a combination of a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 3000mAh battery. Also included are 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 16GB of storage, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, and dual SIM slots.
This whole Pepsi Phone P1s thing seems kind of strange, what with the whole crowdfunding thing and the Pepsi-branded hardware and software. The phone itself seems like a decent device, though, offering a big ol’ display, a fingerprint reader, and large-ish battery in a package that’s pretty easy on the wallet, especially if you get in on this crowdfunding campaign. Is getting all of that worth carrying a phone with a Pepsi logo on it? That’s up to you.