Please don’t be real – Pepsi said to be working on their own smartphone


We’ll give up Telegram for a month, just don’t let this rumour out of China be accurate. The trouble is, it really looks as though it might be. Pepsi is said to be releasing their own smartphone and there’s a collection of speculation, rumour and specifications from China to back it up. Well… crap.

The report claims that Pepsi’s phone will have a 5.5-inch display, in HD no less, as well as an eight-core MediaTek MT6592 processor. 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facer are all reported specifications for the apparent device.

Pepsi PhoneA Pepsi logo would of course form part of the design, making the handset look like an old Sony Ericcson in the image above. The whole thing will be running on a presumably-skinned Android 5.1 operating system and will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery – not a bad collection of specs for a phone that we really, really don’t want to see happen.

Normally we’d be all for something this unusual being an actual thing but we can see a few years into the future (on a clear day) and the logical extension of a major brand releasing their own hardware is that competing brands (and others) will want in on this action. And that way lies madness. Madness and some very crappy devices, though if a company absolutely has to take this route then outsourcing development to a company that can actually build handsets is the best way to go about it.

We should know soon whether the phone exists. Tech Radar claims that a reveal is set for 20 October in Beijing and also suspects that the handset will be confined to China only. Small mercies and all that.

Source: Tech Radar


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