KFC Now Has a Branded Smartphone
Sadly/fortunately, the limited edition Huawei Chang is a China-only deal.
Huawei's seemingly turned the concept of luxury brand tie-ins on its head with a limited edition run of KFC-branded commemorative phones.
The Huawei Chang has been produced to celebrate the fact that Kentucky Fried Chicken has been selling its wares in China for 30 years. The phone is apparently a reskinned Enjoy 7 Plus that's been done over in KFC's trademark scarlet hue, with the iconic Colonel Sanders logo on the back, just beneath the fingerprint scanner.
As you'd expect, you'll also be able to browse KFC menus on the go and according to the Chrome translation of this Weibo post, the Huawei Chang comes with 10,000 credits for you to spend in store:
We're not sure exactly how many wings 10,000 gold translates to, but we assume that's a fairly generous helping. Perhaps best of all though is a feature that, according to Telecoms, lets you, a la Uber, change the music that's playing over the speakers in any KFC in China.
Seeing as the Huawei Chang is strictly limited to 5,000 units, we don't see that causing too many fights in the late night queues for Boneless Banquets. The bad news for any KFC fans outside of China is that Chang is currently only being sold in the People's Republic.
In other KFC-related news, the fast food chain last year announced the development of a super-thin, grease-resistant keyboard designed to sit in serving trays and packaging that charges your phone while you eat.