Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

SoftBank Will Launch Two Star Wars Smartphones

In Japan, telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp is now launching a pair of Star Wars themed phones, one for each side of the Force. The decision of which variant buy will also affect your colour choice, so you may want to just look at it from that perspective. The phones are made by Sharp and come in Dark and Light editions.

These Star Wars-themed smartphones are made by Sharp, and aside from the different aesthetics, both devices share the same specs. These include a 5.3-inch 1080p IGZO display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 3 gigabyte of RAM, 32 gigabyte of internal storage, a microSD card slot, as well as a 3,000mAh battery. Oddly enough, these two smartphones also feature a TV tuner; they also have 22.6 megapixel rear cameras and 5 megapixel front-facing shooters.

Interestingly, both variants of the device are also IPX5/IPX8 rated; this means they can be submerged up to 1.5m underwater for 30 minutes. Of course, both devices also have live wallpapers, user interface, as well as remoji – and even ingtones – inspired by Star Wars. There are five metal figurines – from Rogue One – bundled with these devices too.


Star Wars themed phones


5.3-inch full-HD IGZO display
Snapdragon 820 processor, with 3 GB RAM
22.6-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front camera
4K video support
32 GB of storage, with SD card support up to a maximum 256 GB
IPX5/IPX8 waterproofing capability
Android 6.0 mobile OS
73mm × 149mm × 7.6mm (WxHxT)
About 155g in weight

In Japan, the new phone supports the following bands: LTE 4G (FDD-LTE): 900MHz / 1.7GHz / 2.1GHz; and 4G (AXGP): 2.5GHz. If you’re looking to use it outside Japan, it runs on LTE 4G (FDD-LTE): 1.7GHz / 2.1GHz.

The Star Wars themed phones are already up for pre-order, and will be available via SoftBank on Dec. 2. If you’ve got a friend who’s travelling to Japan soon, tell them this is the phone you are looking for.