Apparently China is all over that Pepsi hype. Forget Coca-Cola, Pepsi is where it’s at, and I’m totally fine with that. However, I’m not totally fine with the inability to get my hands on the Pepsi Phone.
Leaked earlier this year, a new unknown brand from the Far East is launching a Pepsi branded device, the Pepsi Phone. It’s simply a rebranded version of the Koobee H7, featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p display with “2.5D glass”. It’ll be powered by the MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It also comes with a backside touch fingerprint sensor. It also runs on Koobee’s custom version of Android 5.1 with a Pepsi theme.
It boasts a 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera as well as a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,000 mAh battery, dual SIM support, and microSD expansion. You can grab the device in either blue, gold, or silver.
Now, the reason for not actually being able to get the device is due to it being crowdfunded in China. There’s two versions, the P1 with TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA radios for China Mobile, and another, the P1s which comes with an additional FDD-LTE plus WCDMA radios for China Unicom and rest of the world.
Unfortunately the P1 has sold out pretty instantly, though there were only 1,000 units at $78 each. The P1s on the other hand, will cost you around $110 for the earlybird option, or alternatively $156 once they’ve all gone, or $203 if you’re looking for a selfie stick too.
The campaign has until December 3 to complete its goal of $469,700. It’s currently 33 per cent of the way there, so I’m thinking that there’s currently no hope for a Pepsi Phone just yet.