It still reads funny: ‘Pepsi has made a smartphone.’ Well, it looks like everyone is now making a smartphone. So it won’t be ‘way out there’ if I should say; you may expect an Innov8tiv Smartphone in a year or two (joking. Maybe!)
That aside, the soda company has officially revealed its Android smartphone, the Pepsi P1 and it is only available in China.
Pepsi P1 Features
If you were expecting a mediocre smartphone from the soda company, think again. The Pepsi P1 out of the box comes with the Android 5.1; quite a polished software from Google and among its latest Android mobile operating system in the offering. The Android 5.1 comes with Dido OS 6.1 skin.
The Pepsi P1 sports a 5.5-inch touchscreen display and thus qualifies to be categorized as a phablet. The display also has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. A 3000mAh non-removable battery powers the smartphone.
It has a body dimension of 152.20×76.20×7.70 mm (hxwxt) and weighs 158 grams. Under the hood, the Pepsi P1 tacks a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chip supported by a 2GB RAM. The smartphone has a 16GB of onboard storage that could be expanded to a maximum of 64GB using a microSD Card.
For the selfie-crazed individuals, the Pepsi P1 offers a 5MP front camera and an equally impressive 13MP rear camera. Other features on offering on the Pepsi P1 included dual SIM standby with both Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM connectivity, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G & 4G connectivity. As far as smartphone sensors go, the Pepsi P1 offers Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, and Accelerometer.
Pepsi P1 currently goes for $110 in China and is only available to just the 1,000 people via a Chinese crowd-funding platform JD.com. However, those who backed the crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to make the smartphone possible were able to buy the phone at $78.
The smartphone will later on be available at $150 for the next 1,000 orders to be made after the one mentioned above. After that, it will be available for sale on retail stores at $200.