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Pepsi P1 smartphone… wait, is this for real?

by Jacob Kleinman | October 12, 2015October 12, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

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Thanks to cheap components and widespread adoption it’s never been easier to get into the smartphone market. Case in point, it looks like Pepsi could be launching an Android handset of its own in China.

The Pepsi P1 leaked over the weekend, revealing a blurry picture of the device and some possible specs. It appears to be a pretty slick Android phone, with super thin bezels and a metallic-looking shell that’s probably plastic. It may also sport a fingerprint reader just below the rear camera, though that could just be an extra button.

As for the specs, Pepsi’s new smartphone allegedly packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, a 3000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It runs Android 5.1 and may cost as little as $205 unlocked.

We’re not expecting the P1 to be available outside of China, but if this device is a hit it could open up a whole new source of revenue for the soft drink giant. Or maybe it is just only a marketing gimmick. We doubt we’ll ever see it come to the U.S., though. PhoneArena

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...