These 'Star Wars' phones are the Androids you're looking for

Posted on Nov 26 2016 - 3:13am by Huzoor Bux


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there were no smartphones. But if there were, they probably would’ve looked something like this.

SoftBank, a Japanese telecom, debuted a slick duo of Star Wars-themed Android phones Friday. They come in “Dark Side” and “Light Side” flavors (of course)…

… with Imperial and Rebel icons emblazoned on the back of each device:

They’re loaded with Star Wars wallpapers referencing the original trilogy, with a nifty starship overlay depending on the phone (the black “Dark Side” version shows the lock screen through a TIE fighter window, while the white “Light Side” variant goes with an X-Wing cockpit):

And some of the pre-loaded apps also have that Star Wars vibe, with different looks for the Weather and Calculator apps, for example:

There’s even a special alarm clock app and Star Wars emoji packed in:

The phones also come loaded with a special app for viewing The Force Awakens and the game Star Wars Force Collection. They have a 5.3-inch full-HD screen, 32GB of storage and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

They’ll be available to buy online on Dec. 2 for 97,920Â¥ — or about $867.72, roughly the price of a rusted over T-16 skyhopper. Of course, if you don’t use SoftBank and live outside of Japan, you won’t get much out of them, though we certainly won’t judge anyone who wants them as a nifty collector’s item — even if this vintage Motorola R2D2 Star Wars Droid 2 is much cooler:



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