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Huawei Launches Limited Edition KFC Smartphone In China To Celebrate Fast Food Chain's 30th Anniversary

13 July 2017, 7:46 am EDT By Aaron Mamiit Tech Times
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Huawei has launched a limited edition KFC-branded smartphone in China that is a version of the mid-range Enjoy 7 Plus. The device was created to celebrate KFC's 30th anniversary in the Asian country.  ( KFC )

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fast food chain in China, Huawei has launched a limited edition KFC smartphone.

The device follows a trend of special editions being launched for smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition. This is the first time, however, that a device looked so finger-licking good.

Huawei KFC Smartphone: Here Are The Details

The KFC-branded device was released in China to commemorate 30 years of KFC in the country. KFC is now the biggest restaurant chain in China, with more than 5,000 locations as of early this year.

The Chinese apparently really love KFC, and how else to take advantage of that than releasing a KFC-branded smartphone?

The special edition device is a KFC version of Huawei's Enjoy 7 Plus, a mid-range Android smartphone that was only released in certain markets. Its specifications are nothing to be amazed about, with a 5.5-inch 720p screen and a 12-megapixel camera on the surface and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage under the hood.

Customers who are ultimate fans of KFC will try to purchase the smartphone likely because of its design in the back. Near the device's fingerprint scanner is a logo of the man himself, Colonel Sanders, that will make it stand out among the ordinary smartphones of other KFC lovers.

The KFC smartphone will also come with pre-installed freebies, including KFC's mobile app and 10,000 K dollars, which is the virtual currency for the KFC app in China. The device will also provide users access to K-Music, a new jukebox function that has been added to the KFC app.

KFC enthusiasts in China, however, will need to be quick in purchasing the device if they really want one. Huawei will only create 5,000 units of the KFC smartphone, with the device to go on sale starting July 13 in the fast food chain's Tmall store. It will carry a price tag of 1,099 Chinese yuan, equivalent to just over $160.

Will The KFC Smartphone Arrive In The United States?

Given that the KFC smartphone was created to celebrate the fast food chain's 30th anniversary in China, it is highly unlikely that Huawei will make more of the device to be sold internationally.

A few units might pop up in online retailers such as eBay and Amazon, but it should be noted that the difference in cellular bands means that the device might not work if it is brought into the United States.

For hardcore KFC fans, however, a couple hundred of dollars for a collector's item might be something to think about.

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