There was a lot of chatter concerning the Olympic Games Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and as of Thursday, it became official. Samsung formally announced the Limited Edition with the Launch of Global Rio 2016 Olympic Games Campaign. The Limited Edition Galaxy S7 Edge was first shown off in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at the same time, the South Korean tech giant also launched the Rio 2016 app and on-the ground activations throughout Brazil. Samsung is a Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, so there is no surprise that they launched a Special Edition to celebrate the Olympics.
Of course, the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition are the same as the ones found in the regular devices, but there are some changes in the design of the smartphones, and of course, in their software. Those who will purchase the newly launched models will observe the Olympic Games design embedded into the phone itself. The new devices will feature a custom colorway pattern, defined by the five official colors of the Olympic symbol. The color pattern will be visible not only on the home screen of the handsets but also on the lock screen, in the messaging app of the phone and in dial and contact screens. Last but not least, the notifications bar will also display the already popular colors. Naturally, there will be a number of pre-installed wallpapers on the smartphones that will display the traditional Olympic Games insignia that we all got to know.
Samsung, being a partner of the Olympic Games, also announced that the company will deliver 12,500 Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition to the participants in the event, and in addition to the handsets, these will also each receive a pair of Gear IconX cord-free earbuds.
The Olympic Games Edition Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones will be available in the US, Germany, Korea, China, and Brazil, amongst others. However, we are speaking of a limited edition, so don’t get your hopes too high that you will manage to get your hands on one of these handsets. The press release didn’t reveal the expected price of the limited edition smartphones, but it’s safe to assume that it won’t be exactly low. Even so, it’s highly likely that the price will be worth it for Olympic and Samsung fans. After all, it is a collector’s item, so it’s normal to be more expensive than the regular models. In case you can’t purchase the limited edition smartphones you can still download the official Rio 2016 app, which is currently available in the Google Play Store.