Pepsi Spokesperson Confirms Pepsi P1 Smartphone

Do you like Pepsi? Ever wanted a Pepsi phone? Your lifelong dream could soon come true. Ok maybe it’s not going to reach the top ten things on your bucket list, but it sounds pretty cool right? A Pepsi spokesperson confirmed the phone is real and continued to state the following:

    “Available in China only, this effort is similar to recent globally licensed Pepsi products which include apparel and accessories.”

The Pepsi P1 is only going to be available in China at launch, but these sort of products have a habit of being available worldwide on websites such as eBay. As for the specification, the device will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, an Octa-Core 1.7GHz processor alongside an ARM Mali-540 MP4 graphics processor. The P1 will also have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a nicely sized 3,000mAh battery and Android 5.1 as standard; although I will be surprised if they don’t change this to Android 6.0 at some point.

The main camera packs a smooth 13 megapixels whilst the selfie cam is 5-megapixel. Let’s not forget the best part, as it will also feature the iconic red white and blue Pepsi logo on the back. OK maybe the best part is not the logo but the price, the Pepsi phone will be available for around £135 that’s a lot of phone for very little money.

The release date is reported to be as early as the October 20th.

Would you buy the Pepsi P1? If not why not? Let us know in the comments below, we always want to hear the reader’s view on these subjects.

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Pepsi to Release P1 Smartphone

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptic when I first heard about a Pepsi smartphone, but it looks like the company will actually be licensing its brand name for a relatively cheap smartphone that’s set to be launched in China. The Pepsi P1 will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. These specs are pretty much standard for Android phones nowadays, but the interesting thing is that this offering will actually be sold for just 1,299 yuan or about $205, which is quite a bargain. The smartphone will face some serious competition in China even with this price tag, as cheap phones are abundant in this particular country.

Still, flaunting the logo of one of the world’s most famous brands will definitely help quite a bit, even though there’s no word on who exactly will be manufacturing this smartphone. Using a popular brand to boost the popularity of a standard product is a move that’s been used quite a few times before, and it hasn’t always been successful. We’ll just have to wait and see how things will turn out for the Pepsi smartphone.

If the Pepsi P1 would somehow make its way into your country, would you purchase one?

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Back to the Future’s Pepsi Perfect Coming This Month

We’ve had hoverboards, self-lacing Nike MAG shoes, and even a 30th anniversary cinema re-release of the film that born them, and now the latest vision of the future from famed sci-fi sequel Back to the Future II to be made a reality is the sleek Pepsi bottle, as delivered to Marty McFly via pneumatic tube in the retro Café 80’s. Pepsi is releasing the limited edition Pepsi Perfect on 21st October, 2015, the very day that Marty and Doc Brown visited as they jetted into the future to save Marty’s son from prison.

“Fans have always been a little crazy about it,” Lou Arbetter, Senior Director of Marketing  at PepsiCo, said, “and so we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty travelled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

Only 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles will be released, costing $20.15 each and sold exclusively online. The drink inside is not, however, a new flavour of Pepsi, but the regular, real sugar version.  A further 1,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles will be distributed at this week’s New York ComicCon.

“We’re fans of this popular trilogy, and just generally, if you work at Pepsi you’re fans of pop culture. The brand has made its mark in pop culture frankly since Michael Jacksonmoonwalked. We’ve been dancing in and around pop culture for a while,” Arbetter added. “So we look at this as another opportunity to have a little bit of fun.”

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Samsung TVs Inserting Ads into Third-Party Movies and Shows

Reports have emerged that Samsung Smart TVs have started interrupting third-party content – such as film or television streamed to the television from a computer – to insert Pepsi adverts.

Many disgruntled users have been posting the same complaint on the r/plex subreddit, Plex being the Samsung Smart TV media centre. NexVentor commented, “Every movie I play 20-30 minutes in it plays the Pepsi ad, no audio but crisp clear ad. It has happened on 6 movies today.” Another dozen or so people have reported the same problem.

The same Pepsi ad has also be affecting users of the Australian TV streaming service Foxtel while using the service through a Samsung Smart TV. Foxtel has assured customers that “this absolutely should not be happening and is being escalated immediately.”

Samsung is yet to comment on the matter.

Source: Gigaom