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Pepsi Launches First Smartphone Pepsi P1

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The Pepsi phone is now on sale in China for those who don’t like Coca-Cola

Soft drink giants Pepsi launches its first smartphone Pepsi P1, Digital Spy reported on Friday, November 20. A 13-megapixel rear camera is provided above a fingerprint scanner while a 5-megapixel camera is provided at the front.

Essentially a rebranded Koobee H7, the Pepsi Phone sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display on 2.5D curved glass, a MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and dual SIM support (you can use the second slot for microSD expansion up to 64GB). Following the Pepsi edition Oppo N1, another company from the Far East is launching a new device that's simply dubbed the Pepsi Phone.

It will also be powered with Android 5.1 Lollipop that runs on Koobee's custom design as well as a Pepsi theme right out of the box. Available flavors include blue, gold, and silver, while the phone's dimensions include a thickness of 7.7 millimeters and a weight of 158 grams.

Buyers can choose one of two trims for the Koobee Pepsi Phone - the P1, which comes with TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA support for China Mobile, and the P1s, which comes with FDD-LTE and WCDMA support for China Unicom and other carriers around the world.

There's no word as to whether the phone may go on sale outside of China at any time in the near future.

According to Fonearena, an initial early bird offer of 499 yuan ($78) has sold out but those keen on sticking it to the folks at Coca-Cola are presently able to order one for 699 yuan ($ 110), although you'd have to be quick at that's limited to the first 1,000 orders.

 

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