Besides all the other cool things that Japan has, consumer electronics manufacturer Sharp has seen it fit to produce the SH-M02-EVA20, which is, ostensibly, a smartphone themed after the seminal anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and all sorts of product tie-ins and the like will be available for Evangelion fans. This phone is specifically a product tie-in between Sharp and 7-Eleven stores in Japan.


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There will only be 30,000 units of this cool smartphone to be produced, and so fans will have to sign up at a local 7-Eleven store in Japan to get a chance to purchase the SH-M02-EVA20. It is a sight to behold, really, bedecked in purple and green and orange buttons, with a special Evangelion Unit 1 robot printed on the back. The Android 5.0 Lollipop software on the phone is also tricked out with the same color schemes and Evangelion aesthetics – wallpapers, custom sound effects, and all the geeky stuff Evangelion fans would surely go crazy over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot2JWMNY9BY

The specs of the phone is a bit anti-climactic, really nothing to write home about. The smartphone will have a 5-inch HD (720p) screen powered by a quad-core 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supported by 2GB RAM. It will have 16GB internal storage and is expandable up to 32GB with microSD cards.

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The specs are ok, they will do the job, but imagine if they gave this some real power – that would have made it a real collector’s item. But be that as it may, we think the 30,000 units would all be gobbled up by the fans anyways, even at a flagship level pricing of USD$700 (wow). We’re just probably bitter it’s not going to reach anywhere near us.

VIA: Impress