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When Pepsi launched its own cell phone

A Pepsi Android phone? It was real and you can still buy it today.

Last updated on November 14th, 2020 at 9:01 pm

When Xiaomi and the company posed a serious threat to the most popular companies in the West in 2015, they happened pretty strange things in the telephone industry. One of them was the arrival of first Android smartphone from Pepsi.

Yes, the brand for soft drinks.

At the time we were already talking about what is called the Pepsi P1S, the second installment of a Android phone series Created by the American company that only had two members – the P1 and the P1S – and whose public response was not exactly positive.

Pepsi P1S, the first and only cell phone in Pepsi history.

This was the Pepsi P1 and P1S

The Pepsi Android phones They weren’t very different from other contemporary terminals: they had one Aluminum case with a not too original design, a standard size screen – 5.5 inches, Full HD resolution – and a MediaTek processor. Nothing special.

In fact, ** its aesthetics were pretty similar to that of Huawei or Xiaomi models ** like the Redmi Note 3 or the Huawei Mate 7.

Logically, what really stood out and special was that Logo that occupied his back. An image most people were used to seeing on their soda cans and which was captured on the back of a smartphone for the first time in history.

And it’s not that the results have been exactly positive. To date, the P1S project is available in the online shop JD.com from China Crowdfunding target not yet achieved Marked by Pepsi from the start. In addition, the Pepsi P1S can currently still be bought in some stores at a price of almost 150 euros.

Pepsi P1s

The Pepsi P1S, the first cell phone in Pepsi history.

Also from the P1 model Only 1,000 units were offered for saleat a price near 100 euros to change. Even so, Pepsi failed to gain a foothold in the telephone market. Maybe the story would have been different if Coke whoever was behind a project like this.