Now there's a KFC-branded Huawei smartphone

KFC is celebrating its 30th anniversary in China, and that means one thing: Limited edition promotional products. Like this bright red Huawei smartphone bearing the face of Colonel Sanders.

As AdAge, KFC was among the first Western brands to arrive in China, and the inaugural year of 1987 is emblazoned alongside the image of the Colonel on the back of the handset.

Specs and price are unclear at the moment, and the phone doesn't appear to directly match any Huawei phone we know. The nearest resemblance would perhaps be the Honor 8 Pro.

KFC phone

The phone was announced by both brands at an event in China; news reports didn't say how much it would cost or where it would be sold. KFC has a shop on e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's TMall platform, where it already sells food deals that you can pick up in-store, so that might be a possible sales channel.

No word on whether the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner works with greasy, chicken-soaked fingers.

Update: The Verge is reporting that the KFC phone will feature a 5-inch screen, a Snapdragon 425 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus microSD, and a 3,020mAh battery. Prices start at 1,099 RMB, a little under $162 at the current exchange rate.

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  • China gets all the fun.
  • "Momma's WRONG again!!" "No Colonel Sanders, you're wrong."
  • Fooseball is the devil!
  • I get it, but I'll pass personally.
  • This headline made me sad.
  • The "extra crispy" phone!
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  • So I guess it would be KFS - Kentucky Fried Smartphone.
  • Best Quote ever is from "So I Married an Axe Murderer": Tony Giardino: So who's in this Pentavirate?
    Stuart Mackenzie: The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went **** up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"
    Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?
    Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!
  • Awesome... I wish we saw more special edition phones, with some wider availability. They had a Batman one, can't even remember the brand, but it was impossible to get. I made a logo on my own for my S5A, lol
  • I wonder if it's really "finger licking good"
  • Does it come in extra crispy?
  • Lol 😂, love it.
  • Only came here for the comments
  • You know it! I'm surprised nobody has mentioned using older Note 7's for the extra crispy version...
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  • It'll soon be found in the bargain bucket.
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