The Star Wars franchise’s popularity has often being a rallying point for smartphone manufacturers who create special editions with customization based on Star Wars’ characters and settings. The present series, The Last Jedi will get a new episode in less than a month. So too will fans of the franchise in China be treated to a new edition of the Galaxy Note 8 flagship phablet based on the popular movie. This was revealed on Twitter by a Chinese blogger.
Samsung will launch Galaxy Note8 Star Wars customized version, deep customization. pic.twitter.com/azYQlEWDza
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 22, 2017
The blogger who has a good track record also shared an image of the said edition with nothing but a wallpaper having BB-8, the cutesy droid character which was introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The image was captured during a Samsung event in China where the Korean giant teased a new AI-based User interface for the Galaxy S9. In another light, the BB-8 wallpaper could just be used to showcase the Bixby AI UX but that isn’t likely the case because of the possibility of intellectual rights violation.
With only a customised wallpaper, that won’t be very much interesting for the huge Star Wars fans in China and around the globe. The company recently launched the Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbeans special edition and just the box casing had an appreciable degree of customization. The phone itself was without any, except for customized Pirates of the Caribbeans theme installed inside. So, in this case, you likely not be getting a customization like the 2015 Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition that sports the Iron Man red and gold colours, as well as an Iron Man headshot on the back. Perhaps, the customization may also be on the packaging box and a theme based on the latest Star Wars edition.
There is no guarantee Samsung will indeed release the Galaxy Note 8 Star Wars edition but if it does eventually, we still can’t tell for now if it will be available outside China.