Winter Olympics Galaxy Note 8 version to be given to Olympians, staff

Michael Crowe

Samsung is known for launching limited edition smartphones of their flagship S series and Note series of smartphones. The phablet has been designed exclusively for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics participants. SVG and SVG Europe will once again serve as your source for all the latest tech developments coming out the world's highest-profile sports event with the SportsTechLive Blog: Direct From the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The device's white colour - as you may have already guessed - symbolizes the snow of the winter olympics. But more importantly, it boasts a white back "to celebrate the winter theme" and gold Olympic rings, inspired by the commemorative flame.

To recap on the specs, the Galaxy flaunts a 6.3-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

"We're proud to provide the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition to all athletes in an effort to help them to stay connected, capture and share one of the most memorable moments of their lives", Younghee Lee, CMO and Executive Vice President, in a press statement.

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According to Samsung, Galaxy Note 8 users should have access to the Thrive app as of yesterday, January 16, via the Galaxy App store. The last one was an Olympic Edition Galaxy S7 Edge.

As Samsung Electronics is Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment category, they unveiled this limited edition Galaxy Note8.

If you're interested in getting your hands on this special edition Note 8 though, surprisingly you might actually get a chance. The phone comes in a case that features the official logo and name of the event. There is also a 5MP front facing camera with wide angle lens for selfies and video calling.



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