Pepsi Smartphone Officially Announced – Goes The Crowdfunding Route
Remember when we first found out that a so-called Pepsi Phone might be in the works? Well, if not, don’t worry. There hasn’t been much information to go by lately in regards to its existence. But interestingly enough, the Pepsi Phone is real, and it might become even realer in December 2015.
As it turns out, the Pepsi Phone has become a fundraiser project on the Asian-based Kickstarter-like service called JD Finance.
The handset’s features and specifications have been revealed along with a handful of renders, and Pepsi enthusiasts or those who might find the device interesting can support the project by December 3rd.
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Pepsi Phone Revealed by Fundraiser
The Pepsi Phone project has a fundraiser target of 3M Yuan (US$ 470K). The goal must be met before December 3rd, 2015, and up until now roughly 570K Yuans (US$ 89K) have been raised.
The minimum amount of money one can spend on supporting the Pepsi Phone is just 1 Yuan (limited to 10,000 units). For that, you will enter a lottery where 1 of 500 supporters will win a Pepsi Phone.
The lowest amount of money that would guarantee a Pepsi Phone was 499 Yuan (US$ 78) but the limit of 1000 supporters has already been topped. Next in line is a 699 Yuan offering, but not for long given that the 1000 pledges limit has almost been reached. However, there is no limit for commitments of 1299 Yuan (US$ 203) and up.
As for what the Pepsi Phone has to offer for the money, the terminal is apparently equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display covered in 2.5D glass, an octa-core MediaTek MT6792 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
Furthermore, the smartphone boasts a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP front facing unit; it relies on a 3,000 mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 out of the box. It also rocks a back-fitted fingerprint scanner and appears to be built out of metal which is always a plus.
Once again, the Pepsi Phone has 14 more days left to reach its crowdfunding goal. If the 3 million Yuan mark is not reached by the 3rd of December, chances are that the Pepsi Phone will go down in history books as yet another fundraiser project that failed to become a reality.
Any thoughts, and would you be interested in buying a smartphone with a Pepsi logo on its back?