It seems that the smartphone market appears to be such a booming and profitable industry to be in, that everyone wants to be a part of it; even those huge corporations with absolutely no prior knowledge of building hardware of any kind. According to a leaked set of information that’s coming out of China, the company behind the insanely popular Pepsi carbonated beverage, PepsiCo is looking to introduce an Android-powered smartphone into the market. Yes, you heard that right, Pepsi is making an Android smartphone.
According to the recent leak, the Pepsi P1 the Pepsi P1 would ship with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, putting it into the phablet category of devices. Consumers can expect to have a device that gains its power from a 1.7 GHz MediaTek processor that is accompanied by an acceptable 2GB of on-board RAM. There’s also a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5-megapixel forward-facing smaller brother. There’s no word on whether or not the hardware will come with a microSD card slot, but it will have 16GB of internal storage, and retail for just $205.
Well, it isn’t Pepsi who actually making the devices. Instead, the beverage giant will license its branding for use on an otherwise “template” piece of hardware from a partner company. “Available in China only, this effort is similar to recent globally licensed Pepsi products which include apparel and accessories,” said a Pepsi spokesperson.
All we know is that it appears Pepsi is working on a budget Android device that actually looks relatively decent. Could Coca-Cola be next? Or McD perhaps?