Pepsi-branded smartphones now a reality
Pepsi launching its own line of smartphones is as bizarre as Apple launching its own line of soft drinks. Anything is possible as the soda giant is doing just that according to Reuters.
The smartphone will only be available in China for now. Called the Pepsi P1, the company has contracted an unannounced manufacturer to slap the Pepsi logo on a line of smartphones. Surprisingly, its specifications don't seem bad at all. A quick glance at the table below reveals a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC, Mali-450 graphics, 2 GB RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop, and LTE support. The same SoC can also be found on lower-end budget devices like the HTC Desire 626G, iOcean X7S, and Huawei Ascend G750. Raw CPU performance is most similar to the mainstream low-end Snapdragon 410 SoC, which has us concerned about system performance on the demanding 1080p resolution.
The Pepsi P1 will be available starting on October 20 for roughly $200 USD. It's unlikely that the phone will see an official launch in other regions, but additional models aren't out of the question if the P1 proves to be successful.
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