Samsung has announced that a new limited edition model of the Galaxy Note8 will be made available to athletes and International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang next month.
In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), Samsung will deliver over 4,000 devices to all Olympians as well as the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic family, including IOC and POCOG staff allowing them to lean on Samsung mobile technology to enhance their experiences and connect more conveniently.
This isn’t the first games that Samsung has provided devices to athletes as they did the same in Rio De Janeiro.
The special edition Galaxy Note8 will come pre-loaded with Olympic themed wallpapers and apps to help athletes stay connected with each other and their fan base. It will also have a special Olympic logo printed on the back in gold.
Feature wise, this is the same Note8 that we already know.
The phone will only be available to Olympians and committee members so don’t expect to see one show up as being available for you to purchases. Still, it is likely that after the games, you’ll see one or two pop-up on eBay – at a hefty price.