Everyone loves tasty fried chicken. Everyone loves gadgets. KFC is fully aware of that, so they recently teamed up with China’s Huawei to create a smartphone.
Yes, we’re talking about the same KFC. That fast food chain widely known for its fried chicken is launching a limited edition Android smartphone to mark 30 years since they opened their first restaurant in China.
“Both brands have witnessed the rise of China in these 30 years, and both embody the spirit of the times. Our collaboration is a homage to the era,” said Steven Li, the senior vice president of KFC marketing for Yum China, in a statement to Campaign Asia-Pacific.
The KFC smartphone, dubbed the KFC Huawei 7 Plus, appropriately comes with all-red casing featuring the company’s mascot Colonel Sanders’ face as well as the numbers “1987” printed on the back. That’s the year both KFC and Huawei made their debut in the country.
The device has a 5.5-inch screen, a Snapdragon 425 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. It’s completed with a 3,020mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.
The phone is also loaded with exclusive apps like one called K-music, which will allow users to choose songs they’d like to hear over sound systems at around 4000 KFC restaurants across China. Only 5,000 of the KFC smartphones are being sold, so you’d better be quick. (dth/gaekon)