BEACON TRANSCRIPT – There’s no doubt Pepsi has one of the strongest market presences today, given that their logo and beverages are recognized around the world. But quenching thirst isn’t the only thing the company is interested in anymore, as recent news revealed Pepsi wants a share of the consumer electronics market.
Namely, the company is connecting its name to a smartphone – an ever-growing, competitive industry that’s bound to reach saturation any time now – called the Pepsi Phone or Pepsi P1s. Official reports suggest the device is already up for grabs in China through a crowdfunding campaign.
It might seem like a complete U-turn of interest for the gigantic multi-company, but maybe its world-renowned success in the soft drinks industry will open the doors easier. Last month’s announcement regarding the up-coming smartphone device surprised most customers, given the fact that Pepsi has little experience with delivering products in this sector of the market.
However, the phone is here to clarify the legitimacy of their announcement in the shape of the Pepsi P1s. Falling in the category of cheap smartphones, the device is actually pretty decent with its 5.5 display. The Pepsi Phone boasts a 1080p resolution capable of offering good viewing angles and a crisp experience.
Equipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the device also comes with some pre-loaded themes, courtesy of Pepsi. If you’re wondering about its ability to handle the power required by most apps today, there’s no need to worry; its Mediatek octa-core provides enough processing power.
Let’s not forget about the 13 megapixel shooter coupled with the 5 megapixel frontal camera – both of which offer decent photos for a small price. The device has 16 GB worth of storage – which can be augmented with SD card – and 2 GB of RAM. Like most smartphone today, the Pepsi Phone hides under the hood a 3000 mAh battery that can cover you for almost a day of moderate use.
You wouldn’t expect a fingerprint reader in a device labeled as cheap, but that’s exactly what the company integrated. Such tech is often found only in the midrange section of the smartphone market, and entry level devices rarely have it. The fingerprint reading feature boosts the P1s’ security by providing the user with convenience in locking and unlocking the phone.
JD finance – Kickstarter’s Chinese counterpart – offers the Pepsi P1s at an extremely low price of USD $110. The product launches exclusively in China, with prices varying due to local currency conversion.
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