For Some Reason, a KFC Smartphone Exists

KFC Branded Smartphone Coming Soon

KFC has launched a cluckin' smartphone – and it's really cheap

While the items online now are all limited edition, the brand also noted that they're planning further product rollouts and collaborations in the future.

The phone is priced at 1,099 yuan (about $162), and Huawei and KFC will only release 5,000 devices, so get it while it's hot! No, that's not a typo.

KFC, which is owned by Yum! There are around 4,000 KFC restaurants in the country.

Just kidding, the official reason is actually that Huawei and KFC both want to celebrate 30 years of existence in China.

Huawei was founded in 1987, the same year KFC opened its first food joint in China.

KFC Branded Smartphone Coming Soon

KFC says the high-priced, extra-terrestrial art is meant to commemorate another recent publicity stunt: that time last month when it shot a Zinger sandwich into the stratosphere, via a high-altitude weather balloon.

Did you fall in love with Colonel Sanders after reading the KFC romance novella Tender Wings of Desire? No?

The phone is a special edition of the Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus, a mid-range smartphone that can only be bought in certain markets. It will be available from Alibaba's TMall in China and will sport a 5in display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot), a fingerprint scanner, a 3020mAh battery and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor. Puzzlingly this bright red KFC phone dubbed the Huawei 7 Plus doesn't seem to have much in common with the Y7, both in terms of design and specs which are a bit more advanced.

In other KFC-related news, the fast food chain previous year announced the development of a super-thin, grease-resistant keyboard created to sit in serving trays and packaging that charges your phone while you eat.

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