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Pepsi really is selling a smartphone

by Jacob Kleinman | October 13, 2015October 13, 2015 8:00 am PDT

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Rumors of a Pepsi-branded smartphone have been floating around for a few days now, though we weren’t really ready to believe them. Now it turns out the soft drink seller really is getting to ready to launch its own handset in China.

Speaking to Reuters, a company spokeswoman said Pepsi will release its first mobile products in the coming months. However, the soft drink giant won’t actually make the devices Instead, Pepsi is working with an unnamed licensing partner.

The company didn’t reveal any specifics about the upcoming smartphone, though we may already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Recent rumors point to a mid-range phone with some decent hardware. That includes a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core processor from MediaTek, a 13-megapixel rear camera (5-megapixels in front), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The design actually looks pretty nice too, with thin bezels up front and what appears to be a fingerprint reader in back. That’s based of a pair of blurry renders though, and it’s possible the actual device could turn out pretty different.

Pepsi’s new smartphone will allegedly cost around $205 unlocked, though we’re not expecting it be available in the U.S.

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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...

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