KFC has unveiled a smartphone and it’s not as bad as you think

Vegans, look away...

That’s a headline I never imagined writing for a tech website. So the good ol’ folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken felt the best way to celebrate 30 years of feeding China finger lickin’ goodness was to come out with their very own branded Android phone. Of course, KFC hasn’t entered the highly competitive market space of phone manufacturing. The chicken-frying expert has teamed up with Huawei to release a limited edition KFC Huawei 7 online in China. The phone is available for only $161 (Dh592) on Tmall (the Chinese equivalent of Amazon).

Not the highest spec smartphone out there, but die-hard chicken-munchers in China probably won’t care

The phone features a bright red metallic body with the Colonel’s ubiquitous face printed on the back with the year 1987 underneath, denoting the chain’s inception year in China. It comes with 32GB of storage, 3GB RAM, a microSD card slot and fingerprint sensor. Though the specs are clearly secondary to the fact that it’s a KFC-branded phone. You may not be a fan of the chicken, but the phone looks good and will surely perform well thanks to Huawei’s solid track record.

The phone will, of course, have the KFC app pre-installed, and K-Music — a digital jukebox app that allows you to listen to whatever music you want to play in the restaurant while dining at any of the 4,000 KFC outlets across China. Now that’s handy!

Wake up to the Colonel’s face…

Not enough KFC for you? Well, KFC has you covered. A website called KFC Limited exists where you can shop a variety of everyday things that are branded with KFC, have some form of fried chicken or the Colonel’s face plastered on top. What kind of stuff? Well, there’s a $20,000 meteorite carved into a Zinger.

Zinger from outer space

That’s no joke. The Colonel claims it’s a real piece of meteorite carved in the likeness of the delicious Zinger burger. Of course, it also has more down-to-earth items such as socks with fried chicken drumsticks on them and a pillow with the handsome Colonel’s lifelike face on it. Browse at your own risk, we can’t promise you’ll leave the site without spending far more cash than this weekend’s family bucket would have set you back.