Theme-related smartphones have become a new trend in India with brands like Oppo and Vivo actively participating in it. OnePlus also came up with a theme for its latest flagship OnePlus 5T by partnering with Disney to mark its third year anniversary with a Star Wars edition model.
OnePlus took this upgrade seriously as the OnePlus 5T is a true work-of-art for Star Wars fans who'd love to add this new merchandise to their collection, except OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is also an Android powerhouse.
OnePlus launched the Star Wars limited edition at Rs. 1,000 extra for Rs. 38,999. Sales have already gone live on Amazon.in and OnePlus online store. But the offers bundled with this special model will want you to consider whether or not you are a Star Wars fan.
OnePlus 5T Star Wars limited edition comes bundled with no cost EMI, Rs. 2,000 extra off on exchange of old OnePlus phone or Rs. 1,000 off on any other phone, 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance and an amazing offer of 1TB free data from Idea Cellular. Customers are also eligible for 1 year worth free Zomato Gold membership.
"We are excited to join the force and dedicate the exquisitely designed Star Wars Limited Edition to the OnePlus and Star Wars fans in India as a part of the 3-year anniversary celebration. Once again, we've worked hard to refine every last detail and we are confident that the Star Wars fans will appreciate the homage that we have paid to the iconic Star Wars saga," Kyle Kiang, Head of Global marketing, OnePlus, said in a statement.
That said, OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition is a true dictation for future themed smartphones. IBTimes India had the chance to experience the handset in its full glory at the event and it justifies the popular sci-fi franchise in every way.
Instead of simply wrapping the phone with Star Wars decorations, the company made sure fans won't leave disappointed. The UI on the Star Wars edition has been revamped with a new Star Wars theme, which changes the accents, colour and the overall look of the software. It's like using the Dark Theme on the OnePlus 5T with red colour splashed everywhere there's blue. The notifications panel, settings page now get red icons, and it looks festive.
But the attention to detail given to the exterior as well as interior of the phone is what makes this particular model so special. OnePlus 5T Star Wars comes with a white crait back and all the physical buttons, including volume controls and power button, painted black.
Interestingly, OnePlus' signature Alert Slider is painted red and it's the best little detail about the phone if you look closely. After all red is the colour of traditional Star Wars. The rear metallic panel also has Star Wars printed at the lower back in red colour and the company's logo takes its usual spot at the center.
If you turn over to the display area, nothing changed. But lighting it up will welcome you to a Star Wars wallpaper, which can be swapped with a series of Star Wars characters. The Star Wars theme gives the phone a whole new feel.
The rest of the phone is same as the original OnePlus 5T, which is a leading recommendation in the sub-Rs. 40,000 range. You can read our review here.
The 6-inch display with bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio looks just as great in the new OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition. The smartphone comes powered by the Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and a 3,300mAh battery with the incredible Dash Charge fast charging solution. The dual camera combines two highly-capable 16MP and 20MP sensors with f/1.7 aperture for all those beautiful low-light photos and portraits. The handset runs Android based OxygenOS 4.7.0, which is as good as it gets.
Overall, OnePlus 5T meets every consumer's demand of a flagship smartphone without building up the price. But the new Star Wars limited edition is for all those fans who cannot find end to showing their love for the franchise.
It is exactly for those kind of fans, OnePlus has a special package, which includes a Kylo Ren phone case, which truly elevates the Star Wars fandom.