Dec 03, 2015 03:12 AM EST
It was a curious rumor when it made the news. Pepsi rolling out a smartphone? No way. But now, the news is official: The Pepsi Phone is finally here. However, it isn’t quite what we originally reported. Apparently, the Pepsi Phone isn’t just one model, there are actually TWO Pepsi P1 Phones: The Pepsi P1, and the Pepsi P1s. Both units share the same specs, but the Pepsi P1s is specifically optimized for connectivity with China Unicom’s FDD-LTE network.
The first Droid Report on the Pepsi Phone: http://www.droidreport.com/leaked-pepsi-p1-smartphone-pepsi-branded-phone-11527
Both are LTE-capable phones, with mid-range specs. Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment manufactured the Pepsi-branded phones. The company powered the phones with version 6.1 of their very own dido OS, based on Android’s Lollipop OS v.5.1.
Here are the official specs for the Pepsi P1 and P1s smartphones:
Processor/Chipset: 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592
OS: dido OS 6.1, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
Internal Storage: 16GB
Connectivity: 3G, GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, FDD-LTE for China Unicom
Expandable Storage: MicroSD up to 64GB
Display: 5.5 inches, 2.5D curved display with a maximum output of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution
Cameras: Primary: 13MP; Secondary: 5MP
Goodies: Dual-SIM, MicroSIM/NanoSIM. You can insert a microSD in lieu of SIM slot #2, the one for the NanoSIM. Fingerprint Reader.
Color Options: Blue, Gold, Silver
As mentioned on the spec sheet, the SIM card slot for the Nano-SIM is replaceable with a microSD card. This is according to a report by GSM Arena.
The GSM Arena report on the Pepsi P1 and P1s Smartphones: http://www.gsmarena.com/pepsi_phone_p1__an_affordable_metal_phone_with_a_fingerprint_reader-news-15099.php
The Shanghaiist with its report on the Pepsi P1 and P1s' release:
What sets the Pepsi-branded phones apart from the others are definitely not their specs, or any bleeding-edge feature available on them. It’s just an offering for the Pepsi-crazy Chinese market, with the brand on a phone with decent specs and fair, passable looks. Nothing novel to witness, but it’s pretty much a capable phone that does the job that it’s supposed to do, plus a Pepsi logo to adorn it.
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