At the Comic Con event in Bengaluru this past weekend, OnePlus had an amazing announcement for all Star Wars fans – a OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition. The company revealed posters of the phone, hinting what the device would look like, but kept details of sale, availability and launch, still under wraps. However, today OnePlus has shared all of those details.
The OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition will be launched on December 14. The launch event will be held at IMAX Wadala, Mumbai. You can be a part of the launch event by purchasing tickets via Paytm. Starting December 7, 10:00AM onwards, you will be able to book your tickets to the launch event. The tickets are priced at Rs 999.
As for the availability, the smartphone will go on sale the same day as the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is on December 15. The OnePlus 5T special edition will be available for purchase across OnePlus channels including Amazon india, oneplusstore.in and OnePlus experience zones in Bangalore and Noida.
From what we know, this Star Wars edition OnePlus 5T is likely to be exclusive to India. It will feature customized software themed on Star Wars, and a redesigned exterior featuring a white finish on the back of the device with a black OnePlus logo under the fingerprint sensor and a red Star Wars logo adorning the bottom.
As we can tell from the posters, the front of the special edition OnePlus 5T retains the same black finish, as do the volume and power buttons. The alert slider now stands out in stark contrast to the white and black with a red accent.
OnePlus has strongly pushed its special edition devices in the past. Last year, it released the special Colette edition of the OnePlus 3T, which presented the device in a matte black coloring with the Colette logo on the back. Soon after, OnePlus released a Midnight Black limited run of the OnePlus 3T. That edition became so popular that the Midnight Black color then made its way to the OnePlus 5 as one of the standard, non-limited versions. The OnePlus 5 itself also received a special, rather extravagant Castelbajac edition, also sold through Colette. Continuing this tradition with the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus launched a limited Lava Red version for the Chinese market.