Samsung giving away special Winter Olympics edition of Galaxy Note 8

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Like we've seen in the past, Samsung announced a limited edition Galaxy Note 8 for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

It's now unclear if Samsung has similar plans for its PyeongChang Winter Olympics Note 8.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics starts on 9 February. In 2016, the company made an Olympics-themed Galaxy S7 Edge, which it handed out to all the athletes who participated in the summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The new smartphone variant has a shiny white back panel with the iconic golden five-ring Olympics logo.

Samsung (SSNLF) said it would give out over 4,000 of the devices to Olympic athletes and Olympic staff members, such as those overseeing planning and development.


A special Paralympics Winter Games edition is also planned for all the competitors in that particular tournament.

The phone will have the same hardware that makes the Note 8 a spectacular device including the bezel-less 6.3-inch Infinity Display, dual-sensor camera and of course the versatile S Pen.

The phone will come loaded with Winter Olympic wallpapers and will also include pre-installed apps which Samsung says recipients will find useful to get the most out of the Olympic Games.

She said the PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Games will be especially historical events with North Korea taking part in both events.

South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook (front row, C) poses for a group photo with disabled athletes in an event in Seoul on January 18, 2018, to promote the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. The front-facing camera comes in at 8-megapixels while the rear-facing camera is 12-megapixels. Though, that could change if Samsung decides to sell the Olympic Games edition to the public. Advertisers should avoid using Olympic marks or in any way implying affiliation with the Olympic Games unless they are an official Olympic sponsor, nor should advertisers reference participating athletes without first meeting Rule 40 requirements.

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