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The Pepsi P1 smartphone might actually be real

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UPDATE: A Pepsi spokesperson has confirmed the phone is real and will arrive in China as one of a number of a licensed smartphones and accessories. The spokesperson said: “Available in China only, this effort is similar to recent globally licensed Pepsi products which include apparel and accessories."

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According to the ever-fruitful grapevine, soft drinks giant Pepsi is working on an actual Android phone.

Talk of a Pepsi smartphone was first stirred up when a verified Weibo account called ‘Pepsi Phone’ popped up.

Now, a new leak out of China – via Phone Arena – claims knowledge of the smartphone’s specs.

Pepsi Phone

What’s more, it’s alleged that device is called the Pepsi P1, and will feature the signature red, white, and blue logo on the back.

According to the latest reports, the Pepsi P1 will feature a Full HD 5.5-inch display.

Inside the device, we’re expecting to see a MediaTek MT6592 chipset – that’s an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU paired with an ARM Mali-540 MP4 graphics processor.

It’s also tipped that there’ll be 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery on board.

Let’s not forget snapping potential either; after all, you’ll need something to take Pepsi-guzzling selfies with. Rumoured to feature are two cameras, front and rear, utilise 5-megapixel and 13-megapixel image sensors respectively.

All this will be, unsurprisingly, powered by Google’s Android operating system, specifically version 5.1.

Pepsi P1

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The suggested price for the device is $205 USD, which works out at just shy of £135 sterling. The release date is reported to be October 20.

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