For all you soda lovers out there, apparently Pepsi is releasing a phone in China. It’s called the Pepsi Phone.
Made by the Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co, the Pepsi Phone or Pepsi P1, is being exclusively sold through a crowdfunding page on JD.com. It’s got a MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, a 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera, brazen branding and that lightly refreshing Pespi flavor. What’s not to love? You can pick it up in blue, gold or silver. It matches well with guitars.
The P1 comes in two editions. The ultra-cheapos, priced at just 499 yuan ($78) are long gone, as are the early bird prices for the regular-cheapos, priced at 699 yuan ($110), so now you are left with the normal price of 999 yuan ($156) or you get it with a selfie stick for some reason for 1299 yuan ($203).
The funding campaign has until December 3rd to reach it’s goal of 3 million yuan, currently it’s nearly halfway there (1,307,574 yuan). If it does make that goal it will officially launch at 1299 yuan with a special FDD-LTE variant headed to China Unicom as the P1s.
Unsurprisingly, this phone is only ever expected to launch in China, so it could become a valuable collector’s item… but probably not. “Why take less when Pepsi’s best?”
Watch the promo ad for the Pepsi Phone: