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Star Wars smartphones are coming to SoftBank in Japan

Star Wars smartphones are coming to SoftBank in Japan

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Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is marking the incoming release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by launching a pair of phones that let you choose your Force allegiance. The Star Wars Mobile phones are made by Sharp and come in both Dark and Light side editions.

Here are the unexciting 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

Here are the exciting Star Wars things:

  • Live wallpapers that make the phone look like an X-Wing or TIE fighter cockpit
  • Excessive Android 6.0 skin in both light and dark side themes
  • Five exclusive metal figurines taken from Rogue One
  • A Star Wars Movie Player app that lets you watch The Force Awakens until the year 2020
  • Pre-loaded Star Wars: Force Collection card game with a code for a gold card pack ticket
  • Star Wars-themed alarm clock app (yes)
  • Star Wars emoji (of course)
  • Star Wars ringtones (definitely)

The phones go on sale on December 2nd in Japan, and preorders start today. Are they the (An)droid (smartphone)s you’ve been looking for? Better start planning that move to Japan.