With the release of much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi upon us, OnePlus has announced the launch of a Star Wars-branded limited edition of the OnePlus 5T.
The latest episode of the epic space opera film series is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and releases on December 15. Interestingly, last year, SoftBank unveiled two Sharp phones in Japan with Star Wars theme (one for the light side, and other for the dark side!) around the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Interestingly, for this launch, OnePlus changed its tagline from ‘Never Settle’ to ‘Strong Enough To Rule The Galaxy’ which aligns just fine with the inter-galactic theme of the movie, and is also an obvious dig at the Samsung Galaxy series.
OnePlus hasn’t really altered the design language we’ve seen on the OnePlus 5T but has introduced subtle changes to commemorate the Star Wars franchise.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is clad in white like a Stormtrooper with black accents on the lock button and volume rocker. The alert slider button stands out with a unique red finish.
At the back, there’s the Star Wars logo emblazoned in red, matching that red button.
Well, apart from the cosmetic changes in the design, the Star Wars Limited Edition is a OnePlus 5T at heart. It’s got the same internals, but that isn’t a bad thing. Star Wars or not, the OnePlus 5T is a solid smartphone which is well-rounded to appeal to a broad audience.
- Operating System: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOS
- Display: 6.01-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) AMOLED | 401 ppi | 18:9 aspect ratio | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Processor: 2.45 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10nm | Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: 64/128 GB
- Rear Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor | 1.12 µm | f/1.7 aperture + 20 MP IMX 376K sensor | 1.0 µm | f/1.7 aperture
- Front Camera: 16 MP Sony IMX 371 sensor, 1.0 µm, f/2.0 aperture
- Battery: 3,300 mAh | Dash Charge (5V 4A)
- Dimensions: 156.1 x 75 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 162 g
Again, like the 5T, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition runs Android 7.1.1 with OxygenOS on top. Android Oreo out of the box would be a nice highlight of the smartphone, but alas.
But of course, there’s enough of Star Wars for you. There are several limited-edition wallpapers and an exclusive Star Wars theme with red accent color. It’s pretty neat, actually.
In The Box
The limited-edition smartphone comes in special packaging – of course. There’s a nice Star Wars themed box which includes the OnePlus 5T, a dash charger, and the signature red Type-C cable.
There’s also a special Star Wars case which comes bundled with the device.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is a sleek tie-in for the movie. Star Wars is a massively popular franchise, especially amongst the geeks, and the launch around the movie release will give it quite some buzz.
The limited-edition smartphone though is exclusive to India, which would annoy a lot of Star Wars fans in countries far, far away. A couple of weeks ago, OnePlus launched a lava red color variant of the OnePlus 5T in China while other countries were snubbed.
The phone will be sold exclusively through Amazon.in.
December 14, 2017 at 04:44AM