Friday, November 20, 2015

First Pepsi Android Smartphone P1s - 5.5 Full HD Display, 4G, Fingerprint Sensor Starting at $110

It was only last month when food and beverage company Pepsi revealed its plans to introduce a phone under its brand name, and now the company has taken the wraps off its first phone.

PepsiCo Inc revealed that it was planning on launching an Android smartphone in China. A month later, it has unveiled the Pepsi Phone P1s in China.

PepsiCo however isnt giving up on its beverage business and venturing into manufacturing smartphones. Instead, it has roped in Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co. Ltd to manufacture a smartphone with Pepsis brand on it. As mentioned above, the smartphone is restricted to the Chinese market and the company has unveiled two variants the standard variant called Pepsi P1, and the FDD-LTE supporting variant called P1s.

Pepsi Phone P1s price :

The smartphones are listed on crowdfunding website, and were first spotted by FoneArena. The campaign aims to reach 3,000,000 Yuan ($46,9950) by December 3, and at the time of filing this story it had managed to raise 568,599.

"If the phone successfully hits its funding goal of $46,9950 by December 3, it will officially launch at around $200 with a special FDD-LTE variant headed to China Unicom as the P1s," reports Daily Mail.

The smartphone at the early bird price of 499 Yuan has been sold out, and currently is available at 699 Yuan or Rs 7,200 (INR) approximately. At this price the smartphone will be available with a protective cover, USB cable and a charger.

Pepsi Phone P1s specifications and features:

The Pepsi Phone P1s flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved screen display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor paired with Mali 450-MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. On the photography front, the smartphone features a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP selfie camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner located at the back.

Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.1 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under dido OS 6.1.

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