This Sailor Moon phone and selfie stick have us asking ka-WHY
Fighting evil by moonlight! Taking selfies by daylight! Never running from a real fight, this is the phone for Sailor Moon.
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But rather than trying to control your phone calls through a camera app, Meitu has gone one better and released an actual phone. And it's pink! And the selfie stick looks like a magic wand covered with gold love hearts!
If you want to give your mobile life a magical transformation, only 10,000 Sailor Moon M8 phones will be sold when it launches mid-June in Hong Kong.
If you've read this far without pulling all the money from your Sailor Mercury purse to pay for the 2,999 yuan phone ($434, AU$588, £335), it might not be your style. May we instead suggest the Limited Edition Hello Kitty phone, also available in fairy-floss pink?
Sure, it's early days for Meitu in the smartphone space. But if they're all this kawaii, we're expecting great things.
Update, May 10 at 9:35 a.m. PT: Adds more on pricing and availability.