Oppo might not be a household name in the west, but it's one of the world's largest smartphone makers and the parent company of OnePlus, a brand which has gained considerable traction in this part of the world recently. It has also just inked a deal with The Pokémon Company which allows it to create a series of themed accessories for its smartphone range.

OPPO 10000mAh Pikachu Edition SuperVOOC Power Bank

First up is a 10000mAh Pikachu Edition SuperVOOC Power Bank, which uses Oppo's next-gen VOOC Flash Charge technology - capable of fully charging the 3,700mAh battery of the Oppo Find X (one of the company's flagship handsets) in just 35 minutes. It costs 399 Yuan (approx $60), and when charging a SuperVOOC-compatible smartphone, special Pikachu-themed animations play on the lock screen.

That's not all! Oppo is also launching a special Pikachu case for its popular Oppo R17 Pro smartphone. Priced at 149 Yuan (around $20), it uses NFC to automatically change the homescreen theme to a Pikachu-flavoured one.


The chance of either of these products coming to the west is perhaps slim, but we love the idea of a case that can automatically switch on a Pokémon-related homescreen theme. Let's hope we see this concept come to other devices in the future.

[source gonintendo.com, via phoneradar.com]