Do not adjust your monitors, or rub your eyes. You've read that correctly. Pepsi is working on releasing a smartphone.
According to the latest crazy speculation flying out of Rumour Land, the soft drinks giant will be commissioning an as-of-yet unnamed Chinese smartphone manufacturer to create a Pepsi-branded handset.
The leaked specs don't actually sound half bad either. A 5.5in 1080p screen, an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor and 2GB of RAM make up the meat of the device, while a 13MP camera and 16GB of (probably expandable) storage round things off.
It's no flagship killer, sure, but for a presumably inexpensive smartphone with a Pepsi logo slapped on the back? Not a bad effort, although that doesn't make it any less absurd.
Android 5.1 - no doubt skinned with Pepsi branding - will also be loaded up on the device, along with a generous 3000mAh battery to keep it going in between drinking delicious refreshing glasses of Pepsi (TM).
If this all turns out to be true, then we expect a rebuttal from Coca Cola - possibly in the form of a can-shaped tablet which offers instant refreshment via drone delivery.
[via Tech Radar]