This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition

OnePlus rolled out a gorgeous Lava Red color option of the OnePlus 5T in China late last month, and the company is now set to introduce another limited editon variant, this time aimed at Star Wars fans. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition (opens in new tab) will be making its debut in India on December 14, one day before the theatrical release of The Last Jedi.

The phone features a white color scheme with the red Star Wars logo etched at the back, and has a red Alert Slider and black volume buttons. Judging by the Stormtrooper on the home screen, it also looks like OnePlus will include software customizations to complement the custom color scheme.

OnePlus India hinted at a possible collaboration with the Star Wars franchise earlier this year, wherein the manufacturer posted a photo of the black and gold color variants (representing the dark and light sides of the Force) of the OnePlus 3T on May 4th.

India has a huge Star Wars fanbase, and the post inevitably kicked off speculation that OnePlus was working on a flagship with livery from the storied franchise. With the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition, the company has delivered in spades.

OnePlus also picked the right venue to deliver the announcement. By revealing the device at the Bengaluru Comic Con over the weekend, the company made sure that Star Wars fans attending the event would be the first to know about the upcoming device. Overall, a great collaboration and perfect timing for the reveal. Here's the launch trailer:

OnePlus is also hosting a launch event for the release of the Star Wars-themed phone in Mumbai on December 14, and fans will be able to purchase tickets to attend the event. Each ticket costs ₹999 ($15), and includes access to the launch, pop-up store where the OnePlus 5T Star Wars will likely be showcased, and a "surprise."

Ticket sales for the event will kick off on December 7 at 10 a.m. on Paytm, and we'll let you know once they're up for purchase. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition?

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • this better come to the US, I don't just want this I NEED this!
  • It is just the color white with a StarWars and LucasFilm logo stamped on the back, nothing special really. In fact it kinda bothers me that they had to put the stupid LucasFilm logo on it.
  • I completely agree. Pretty much all it is is a red Star Wars logo. When I saw the title of this article, I thought, "I gotta check this out!" I have a Pixel 2 and love it, but a good Star Wars edition phone can quickly make me jealous.... that is until I a read the article and looked at the pictures. Instead of my emotion being jealousy, it became disappointment.
  • Want!
  • You mean to tell India Star Wars base is bigger than the US? Also they have the money to actually license this?
  • Well there are about 600 million more people in India than in the U.S., so I guess it shouldn't be a huge surprise.
  • What are you talking about? The USA is the biggest, most populous country in the world! 😋
  • Americans LoL!
  • Not sure if you are aware but India is OnePlus' largest markets. Unlike the US where most people cannot afford buying a flagship or mid tier device outright full price and hence buy the subsidized carrier versions, people in India buy the devices outright. Most of them cannot afford the outrageously priced iPhones (due to higher import duties) so upper mid tier devices like the OnePlus or the mid tier ones from Xiaomi or Moto sell the most. So yes to answer your question, this phone is affordable to the Indians and since OnePlus will sell a boot load of it's latest phones in India more than in the US, they'll figure out the licensing before selling it.
  • You misunderstand Americans. We can afford the phones. The issue is we had grown used to the carriers subsidizing our phone. They just wanted our service. They got tired of that. Now, an in between system is the carriers offering payment plans to get us used to the idea of paying for our phones. All of this is the carriers fault. Soon, we'll be paying for them outright. It's very competitive here for cellular. If an Indian can afford a phone outright, so can a pakastani, a Nigerian, a Brazilian, or any other lower tier country.
  • I've been in the US for quite sometime to understand how things work here. Secondly I'm not sure if you're calling India a lower tier country, if yes then that's incorrect. I know how the carrier system works, and I don't blame them to set the general mindset about subsidizing their products to lure customers. They're doing business and their tactics have worked so far. But it's a fact that Americans (or citizens of any other country, rich or poor) would not have bought $700+ iPhones or Galaxies outright if it were not for the carriers subsidizing prices. The whole reason why Apple is where it is because of the carrier plans. I don't see that changing soon unless carriers start providing heavy discounted BYOD plans.
  • I want that background!!
  • Somebody will hack it out.
  • That looks really good.
    Some people saying "oh that's it" "nothing special"
    Little details sometimes is better.
  • Just get a star wars based phone case...done. LOL
  • Not the same. Not even close.