Pepsi (yes, the soda company) is making its own Android phone
Reuters has confirmed PepsiCo. will release an official licensed phone in China. The company will not manufacture the phones — an unnamed partner will produce the phones — but will lend its brand to the device. Our original story appears below.
No, this is not a joke.
PepsiCo. China is planning to announce its own Android smartphone for the Chinese market, according to the a report from Mobipicker, a blog that covers mobile phones.
The so-called Pepsi P1 looks to be your typical budget-priced Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone. At about $205, the P1 will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,000 milliamp-hour battery.
It’ll also have a 13-megapixel camera on the back and 5-megapixel camera on the front.
A leaked image (above) shows what appears to be capacitive buttons below the screen (though they could be physical ones) and possibly a fingerprint sensor on the back, just below the camera.
The phone looks to be pretty skinny; the leaked specs suggest a phone that’s 0.30-inches thick.
Pepsi will reportedly announce the P1 phone on Oct. 20.