Remember the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition that launched in time for the RIO Summer Olympics? As a proud sponsor of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, Samsung has again designed a limited edition phone of which will be given out to athletes who participate in PyeongChang.
A Galaxy S7 Edge edition for the upcoming Winter Olympics wouldn’t make a lot of sense, but a themed Galaxy Note 8 does. The South Korean giant is calling it the 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8, and it’s coming in two shades, Black or White. As Samsung has done in the past with its flagship smartphone, the model is themed with the Olympics on the exterior and comes with some additional preloaded apps as well as wallpapers designed for the winter games. Other than that, it’s essentially a regular Galaxy Note 8 boasting all the same specifications and features as the consumer model.
Samsung has agreed to deliver more than 4,000 of these devices to Olympians and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic family for free. Samsung says the phone will “enhance their experiences” at the upcoming competition. There has been no mention regarding the general public being able to order this model, as was the case in the summer of 2016 with the Galaxy S7 Edge. We’ll have to wait and see what happens as we draw closer.