Softbank to release Star Wars smartphones in Japan

Prominent Japanese mobile carrier is to release a set of smartphones bearing the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brand.

The phones, produced by Sharp, will be available in two variations: dark side and light. Each design is also emblazoned with either the symbol of the Jedi or crest of the villainous Sith.

The mid-tier phones come with the following specs:

  • 5.3-inch 1080p IGZO display
  • Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 22.6-megapixel camera
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • TV tuner
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage (plus microSD slot)
  • 7.6mm thick, 155g

Perhaps more enticing than the specs are the smattering of Star Wars themed extras including the following:

  • Live wallpapers based on the X-Wing or TIE fighter cockpit
  • Android 6.0 skin in both light and dark side themes
  • Five exclusive metal figurines from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • A Star Wars Movie Player app
  • Pre-loaded Star Wars: Force Collection card game with a code for a gold card pack ticket
  • Star Wars-themed alarm clock app
  • Star Wars emojis
  • Star Wars ringtones

The phones go on sale on 2nd December, with pre-orders opening today.

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