KFC China markets Colonel Sanders smartphone

Joanna Estrada
July 15, 2017

And if a renowned tech giantengraved it's name on the gadget then it's a sure shot bestseller.

The 5,000 phones will only be released in China, where KFC is now the largest restaurant chain. A total of 5000 units of the limited edition phone will be released priced at 1099 yuan (about A$209).

In terms of specs, the KFC edition Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with an option of up to 128GB of expandable memory. We can also see a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone and a single lens camera on the top left.

The announcement was made via KFC's Weibo page in Chinese, but The Verge was kind enough to run it through Google Translate for excellent results.

Launched in tribute to KFC's thirty-year milestone in China, the commemorative version of the bright red KFC Huawei 7 Plus smartphone came complete with a logo of Colonel Sanders and plenty of pre-installed freebies. You shouldn't expect the KFC phone to come to the US, Australia or United Kingdom anytime soon though, this is nearly certainly a China exclusive only.

Additionally, the smartphone comes with 10,000 "K dollars", a digital currency used by KFC in China. The following video accompanied the announcements, and the only thing we can make of it is that the phone can turn anything into a party.

This is not the first time the fast food magnate has forayed in the gadgets arena.

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