Xiaomi, OPPO, Realme, iQOO but also other big names in technology: there are many brands that have decided to point to the world of anime, manga e Games with special versions dedicated to them smartphone most appreciated. In this in-depth analysis we are going to list all the special Edition in nerd / geek sauce: a unique journey that will show you an unexpected side of the world of smartphones!
Smartphone x Mondo Nerd, here are the most beautiful and popular: there are Realme and OPPO in the lead, but there is room for everyone
Our path dedicated to smartphones made in collaboration with anime, manga and video games starts with a sore point: unfortunately many of these special editions have remained a Chinese exclusive and have never reached our latitudes. A real shame, because there are enthusiasts ready to get their hands on such special devices. In any case, do not worry: some devices have appeared at some of the main online stores: of course, the focus is on reliable portals, with payment via PayPal and discount codes (where available). No more chatter and let's take a look at the smartphones of the best brands dedicated to the nerd world: where the purchase link is available, you will find it under the description of the terminal.
Manga & Anime
Demon Slayer x ROG Phone 5s
Let's open our list of smartphones made in collaboration with anime and manga with a high-sounding name. Demon Slayer is one of the souls of the moment, one of those that is talked about the most (obviously without detracting from other current successful titles). On the occasion of the debut of ROG Phone 5s The special version was also launched with a back cover dedicated to Demon Slayer: a gaming smartphone that winks at the world of anime / manga with a unique style. The rear LEDs glow pink e Nezuko kamado is the absolute protagonist of this Special Edition. Here is ours deepening!
OnePiece x iQOO Z1
enthusiasts One Piece, enjoy the special version of iQOO Z1: the mid-range was dyed yellow for the occasion, with the logo of Monkey D. Luffy in plain sight and a thoughtful package and following the best practices. Obviously there are also images and themes, and even wired headphones in the box. Unfortunately, this is a Chinese exclusive and has never crossed the country's borders. iQOO is a brand of vivo and has produced many respectable models but still has yet to take seriously in our latitudes.
Naruto x Realme GT Neo 3
Perhaps this is the most interesting special edition of all, thanks to a very popular smartphone (with super recharge from 150) and one of the best known and most loved shonen. Realme GT Neo 3 x Naruto Edition was a success: many liked it and even if it is a device launched in China, many have chosen to buy it (through the usual stores, obviously with firmware also in English and Play Store installed). The top of the smartphone draws the coprifronte by Naturo, with the symbol of Leaf Village; the shell has a bright orange color and the packaging recalls a parchment. In short, a truly wonderful edition!
Evangelion x OPPO Reno Ace 2
Evangelion was one of the most important anime of the last generation, brought back into the spotlight thanks to the "recent" Rebuild. To celebrate one of the fundamental animation series for the history of the mecha genre (yes, we are fans), the Chinese house has made OPPO Ace 2 x Neon Genesis Evangelion Edition: the general appearance is decidedly futuristic, both for the circular photographic module (in vogue at the time) and for the texture of the back cover, very tech and with the NERV logo in plain sight. Also in this case it is a smartphone in collaboration with a historical anime, a real treat for fans (but never seen outside of China).
Gundam x OPPO Reno Ace
If the second chapter of the Ace series received an edition dedicated to EVA, there were no surprises even in the case of the first model. The timeless OPPO Reno Ace also debuted in version Gundam Edition: the back cover gains a metal finish with a “robotic” style. There is also the acronym EFSF (Earth Federation Space Force) and the writing RX-78G along the central strip: the first indicates one of the military sections present in the universe of Mobile Suite Gundam while in the second case we have a reference to one of the most famous mechas of the entire series. Obviously there are also customizations at the software level with a theme designed for the occasion, backgrounds, icons and a spectacular charging animation.
Small curiosity: with "The fusion" between OPPO and OnePlus, the Ace series has moved on to the second. We recently saw the launch in China of OnePlus Ace, released in Global version as OnePlus 10R.
Detective Conan x OPPO Reno 6 Pro +
OPPO Reno 6 Pro + was also launched (in China) in the special edition Detective Conan Edition but collaboration is certainly not the only particular aspect. The device adopts a back cover with tech electrochromics, able to color itself by showing the images of the protagonists of the famous anime (based on messages and notifications). The best of technology at the service of the anime world: a truly unique special version, with a touch of style. Certainly it is a more sober solution than other models made in collaboration.
Dragon Ball Z x Realme GT Neo 2
How not to mention the king of souls in this list? Obviously Dragon Ball Z could not miss the appeal: it is the anime that accompanied many fans during childhood and adolescence, a transversal series that has united many generations. Realme GT Neo 2 x Dragon Ball it is certainly super flashy and possibly to be ignored: the back cover has a dominant orange color, with blue finishes. The recall is that of Goku's combat suit, one of the iconic elements of the series!
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Astro Boy x Redmi Note 11T Pro +
The Note 11T series came to us with a single smartphone and in the form of a rebrand (we're talking about POCO X4 GT). In fact, in China, the range has two models and a special version dedicated to older and nostalgic users. Redmi Note 11T Pro + x Astro Boy is a variant characterized by a celebratory packaging and a unified and truly splendid back cover, which recalls the robot of Osamu Tezuka. The smartphone is powered by the Dimensity 8100 (supported by LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage), features a 6.6 ″ Full HD + LCD display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and arrives with a 120W super charge. In short: beautiful, powerful and complete!
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Outcast x Nubia Z40 Pro
A powerful camera phone, with a unique style and characterized by a splendid display: Nubia Z40 Pro is enriched by the version dedicated to Outcast, with a renewed packaging, various accessories and some themes with wallpapers, icons and other changes. The specifications remain the same, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a triple camera from 64 + 50 + 8 MP and a curved OLED panel from 6.67 "to 144 Hz. Change the back cover, with a more sci-fi style (with orange inserts) but without excess and with a touch of elegance.
Lin Cage x Nubia Z40S Pro
The new Nubia Z40S Pro and the improved version of the Z40 Pro model. Change the design and the display becomes flat, earning the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Qualcomm's flagship SoC. Despite being a cheaper version of the Z40 Pro, it was accompanied by the special version dedicated to Ling Cage, sci-fi anime made in 3D.
Hatsune Miku x Xiaomi Mi 6X
It is undeniable that Hatsune Miku is a prominent digital personality in the otaku world. She is one of the faces attributed to the most famous vocaloid in the world, and the fame gained as a digital singer has meant that over the years anime, manga and video games dedicated to the e-girl were born. To capitalize on her internet fame of hers, Xiaomi has well thought of
Hello Kitty x HTC Butterfly S
Speaking of pop and nerd iconography characters, how not to mention Hello Kitty, immortalized in a special edition of HTC Butterfly S. A smartphone with a limited edition, only 3.000 copies, and is characterized by a themed body and related accessories, including a bizarre plug with various interpretations of the kitten to be inserted in the mini-jack input at the top.
Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Doraemon and Dragon Ball x Meitu M8s
It is a fairly unknown brand in the West, but Meitu has made a name for itself by targeting the youth target, especially the female one but not only. And it can be seen from the existence of various limited edition models launched over the years, such as Meitu M8s, which has been repurposed in various sauces theme Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Doraemon e Dragon Ball. All smartphones modified in both aesthetics and equipment, accompanied by noteworthy accessories: see the selfie stick in the shape of a Moon Stick for the Sailor Moon variant!
Genshin Impact x OnePlus Ace Pro
Unlike OPPO, Realme and iQOO, often dedicated to the anime & manga world, OnePlus and its focus on performance goes best with that of video games. We therefore have several gaming-themed smartphones, such as the top of the range OnePlus AcePro, Asian version of our OnePlus 10T, which has also been declined in version Genshin impact. The famous action RPG has depopulated all over the world, including in the motherland China, to the point of pushing OnePlus to dedicate a 'limited edition.
CyberPunk 2077 x OnePlus 8T
Always remaining on top of the range theme and going back in time, there is another famous and controversial video game with which OnePlus has entered into a remarkable collaboration. I'm talking about Cyberpunk 2077, from which a beautiful limited edition di OnePlus 8T, notable for the differentiation chosen by the manufacturer. Not only does it have a heavily customized interface, but it's also quite different from an aesthetic point of view. A special edition unmissable in collectors' windows, but if you want you can customize your smartphone with a CyberPunk 2077 theme with this guide.
Pac-Man x OnePlus Nord 2
When it comes to mid-range smartphones, OnePlus was no exception, as confirmed by the themed edition Pac-Man di OnePlus North 2. As for the CyberPunk 2077 one, even here we are faced with a smartphone quite different from the original model. As a tribute to Bandai Namco's iconic 80s arcade ball, the smartphone has been modified with a rear shell marked by the classic Pac-Dots that Pac-Man eats. If that weren't enough, it features a phosphorescent finish that recreates the maze in which it moves. Again, you can customize Pac-Man theme with your smartphone with this guide.
League of Legends x OPPO Find X2 and Reno 7 Pro
In addition to OnePlus, the parent company OPPO has also experimented with the videogame world, in particular in collaboration with League of Legends, one of the most popular and played online multiplayer ever. A collaboration started with OPPO Find X2, then top of the range based on the Snapdragon 865, with a limited edition launched on occasion of the 2020 LoL World Cup with a lot of attached OPPO Watch themed smartwatch.
In addition to Find X2 there is also OPPO Reno 7 Pro, arrived at the end of 2021 in conjunction with the TV series Arcane, much appreciated by fans of the videogame franchise. In this case, the limited edition is dedicated to the Jinx champion, complete with a missile-shaped packaging, a redesigned body to match the colors and an LED ring around the photographic module that makes everything even more captivating. Obviously there is no shortage of dedicated accessories, including protective cover, charger and a keychain.
Garena Free Fire x Realme 9 Pro +
Moving on to another brand linked to OPPO, Realme it stood out for the launch of a Special Edition of Realme 9 Pro + dedicated to mobile gaming Garena Free Fire. For this smartphone, Realme has adopted a typically gaming phone look, with a back with iridescent color finishes. Clearly in the sales package we find various stickers and gadgets: it should be noted that, unlike the vast majority of smartphones on this list, this one was also marketed in Italy and you can find it on Amazon.
World of Warcraft x Redmi Note 8 Pro
Going further back in time, Xiaomi also appears in this list, albeit with its own sub-brand: I'm talking about Redmi Note 8 Pro World of Warcraft Edition. Although the original game dates back to 2004, in 2019 the vanilla World of Warcraft Classic re-edition was released, which attracted millions of more or less nostalgic gamers and which prompted Xiaomi to create this. limited edition available in 5.000 units.
Pokemon x Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
It was only a matter of time before someone decided to partner with The Pokémon Company to create a smartphone. And that smartphone is Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 3, of which aintriguing edition theme Pokémon taking advantage of its folding nature through the special Pokédex-shaped case. There is also a Pikachu themed ring cover and also a series of tiles featuring some of the first generation pocket creatures, namely Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Snorlax and Mew.
Supernova Lords Mobile x Red Magic 7S Pro
In the field of gaming smartphones, Red Magic is one of the leading companies in the sector, having produced some of the most coveted models by the most avid mobile gamers. For instance Red Magic 7S Pro, which was also achieved in collaboration with free-to-play MMO game Lords Mobile: the smartphone does not change so much in design as in the packaging, redesigned and embellished with various accessories and in-game bonuses.
Metal Gear Solid x Sony Xperia J1 Compact
Going even further back in time, for the release of the unfortunate Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain a special edition of Sony Xperia J1 Compact. I call it "unfortunate" because, of the whole MGS saga, the fifth chapter represents the end of the relationship between Hideo Kojima and Konami. Despite this, the smartphone is compact but with top specifications for the time, like the Snapdragon 800: but the highlight was the customization, such as the Outer Heaven city-state logo on the back.⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.