After 50 years in the sodas industry, Pepsi takes it from bubbles to a smartphone with the new P1s device.
It will be launched on the market in China at the beginning of 2016 offering new products to their targeted public. It might be a 50 years anniversary gift to its consumer because it has a very special price.
Pepsi Company announced last month the delivery of the new smartphone called P1s operational with a Dido OS 6.1 system based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 5.5-inch display, having a price less than 100$ ready to satisfy the budget of any consumer.
Mediatek octa-core processor
13-megapixel rear shooting camera
5-megapixel front shooter
1080p full HD resolution
2 GB of RAM
16 GB internal storage
SD card slot
3000 mAh battery
4G LTE connectivity
integrated fingerprint reader
Pepsi themes options
blue, gold, and silver colors availability
Talking about design, Pepsi logo will be visible on the back cover of the phone and the interface it’s going to be customized in the brand’s colors.
The back cover will be also metallic and the shape will be an edge to edge, with no frame all around.
In terms of quality, performance and price, this new smartphone sounds a great deal, experts considering this phone as a mid-range one.
Pepsi is not at the first try in the development of a smartphone, but it has the experience of the partnership with Oppo, the high-range smartphone developer when they launched together the Oppo N1 smartphone.
Now P1s will be available in 2 versions, first one P1 with TD-LTE frequencies and TD-SCDMA radio frequencies that work with China Mobile. The second one, the P1s, comes with extra FDD-LTE plus to WCDMA radio frequencies which work with China ROW and Unicom.
The manufacturer is still kept in secret. The production of P1 is limited to 1,000 units for the price of US$78 while the P1s can still be purchased for US$100 or above. The total production has been estimated to 4000 units.
The smartphone is available for pre-order. For the moment is not known if Pepsi will launch this new smartphone outside China’s borders, but for sure we would welcome the opportunity to test such a chip smartphone with guarantee included.
This can be just the beginning of a new venue for Pepsi Company which might transform it in a real, powerful competitor for Samsung or Apple developers. We wish Pepsi good luck.
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