Japan gets Star Wars smartphones, envious we are

Japan gets Star Wars smartphones, envious we are
Why does Japan always get the cool bezel-less and movie-themed smartphones? Sharp is at it again, delighting local geeks with a pair of Star Wars handsets in time for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie. The phones come in both Light and Dark side editions, painted white and black, respectively.

Their specs are pretty decent, too, featuring 5.3-inch, 1080p resolution screens, the Snapdragon 820 chipset with 3GB RAM, 22.6-megapixel cameras, 3000mAh batteries, 32GB of storage, and 7.6mm (0.29in) thickness. They also rock TV tuners, too!

Being Star Wars branded, Sharp's smartphones go all in on themed content with live wallpapers inspired by X-Wing and TIE fighter cockpits, skinned menus, metal figurines, a movie player app, a Star Wars card game with a free gold card pack. emoji, and ringtones. Alas, there is no lightsaber app to make wooshy sounds with.

The Star Wars smartphones will be sold by Japanese carrier SoftBank in early December. Which side do you choose?

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2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

When it comes to tech, I hate living in the US. It seems everyone else gets the good stuff. I would have loved to get a Batman theme phone. Apple should come up with that in a jet black version with the batman logo in dark yellow. Aaaahhh I just pissed my self.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Pissed or jizzed lol

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Pizzed. LAWL!

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

You missed the s7 edge batman edition.

9. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 158; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Is there a walking dead version of a Lumia phone lol

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"...3000mAh batteries..." Don't tell me they come with multiple batteries too!

11. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'd rather they gave us a flagship with built in TV tuner.

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