Samsung has decided to release a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Galaxy S8

Pirates of the Caribbean Galaxy S8
The box the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Galaxy S8 comes in. JD.com

In an unexpected move, Samsung has released a limited-edition “Pirates of the Caribbean”-themed Galaxy S8 in China.

The special edition phone is a marketing tie-in for Disney’s new film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and ships in a skull-emblazoned treasure chest. Inside the box there is also a collectible ring.

Pirates of the Caribbean Galaxy S8

The device will have all the same specs as a regular Galaxy S8, because it is a regular Galaxy S8. All the special-edition content is housed in a smart clip-on case.

When the case is attached to the phone, the UI will become Pirates-themed, complete with a new background and app icons.

The limited edition phone is only available on JD.com, and costs close to $US900. There are no signs of a North American release, so if you want to get your hands on one you’ll have to set sail to China.

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