Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Samsung Hands Out Limited-Edition Olympic-Themed Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Hands Out Limited-Edition Olympic-Themed Galaxy Note 8

The company will ship the Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition in limited quantities (4000 units) to the Olympic athletes and as well for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic family, including IOC and POCOG staff.

Boo and hiss. Samsung said the release marks 20-years as an Olympic partner, while spouting some other guff about helping to spead the Olympic Spirit.

This is a neat thing Samsung is doing.

"Samsung's creation of an Olympic Games limited edition device reinforces Samsung and IOC's shared desire to spread the Olympic spirit". The phone will only be made available to those who are part of the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, such as staff and the athletes themselves.

Paralympic Winter games participants will also get a version of the device that features the Paralympic Games' logo, says Samsung.

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To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch QHD+ super AMOLED display screen with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Samsung is only making around 4,000 of the handsets, which it plans to give to the athletes as well as members of the International Olympic Committee and the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee.

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition has been unveiled in Seoul, South Korea, to extend the company's Olympic legacy. Gold Olympic rings will also be present on the device. The smartphone is powered by Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset coupled with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU and 6GB RAM. It'll come loaded with PyeongChange 2018 themed wallpapers, we're told, as well as "useful" pre-installed apps to help users get the most out of their Olympic experience.

This isn't the first time Samsung has given out free swag to Olympic athletes.

A couple of years ago Samsung handed out 12,500 Galaxy S7 Edge devices to Olympians participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

It's now unclear if Samsung has similar plans for its PyeongChang Winter Olympics Note 8. Samsung hosts various Olympic campaigns to share the excitement of the Olympic Games with people around the world and enable everyone to participate in the Games through its innovative mobile technology.

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