Wendy’s has an Android phone now in the darkest of timelines

The front of Wendy's Canada's mysterious Android phone.

Credit: Wendy’s Canada
  • Wendy’s Canada is giving away 20 branded Android phones.
  • One phone per day is being awarded via a Twitter contest.
  • The device has a 6.4-inch screen, triple rear cameras, and a “Hey Wendy” voice command.

In one of the more unusual promotions for a fast-food chain, the Canadian branch of Wendy’s is giving away 20 units of a custom Android phone.

To qualify, Canadian residents (outside Quebec, that is) must download the official Wendy’s app, screenshot a favorite order, and share it on Twitter with the hashtags #WendysPhone and #Contest, according to a post spotted by MobileSyrup. The contest runs from September 27 through October 17, the plan being to award a new person each day. On the last day, the final winner will be selected via a livestream and chat starting at 7:00 PM ET.

The phone is likely just a rebranded budget model, but some confirmed specifications include three rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a 6.4-inch “HD+” (1,600 x 900) screen. Wendy’s adds that owners can use “Hey Wendy” for voice commands, suggesting that the promo branding extends beyond a logo on the back. It’s not clear which voice assistant is triggered with the wake word.

Aside from being a decidedly different take on fast food giveaways, a phone might have special appeal to Canadians. Locals are used to paying elevated prices for both smartphones and cell service, the latter often being some of the most expensive plans in the world relative to their perks.

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