The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a Winter Olympics makeover

Gwen Vasquez
January 18, 2018

Samsung has announced a limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 styled after the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang. These units also come pre-loaded with PyeongChang 2018 themed wallpapers along with some useful apps to aid the participants. The back glass is all white while the Paralympic Games logo along with the golden rings associated with the Olympics logo is imprinted on the back of the device. Samsung says the limited edition Galaxy Note 8 will help athletes stay connected, capture and share "one of the most memorable moments of their lives". Now Samsung wants to be part of that priceless exposure. It has the same 6.3-inch HDR-enalbed display with the Snapdragon 835 processor (or Exynos 8895) doing the heavy lifting. Samsung has been a World Paralympic Partner since the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 and an advocate for the Paralympic Movement striving to inspire the spirit of progress and the human challenge ever since.

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games kicks off on February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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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. For example, in 2016 the USOC aggressively enforced alleged infringement in social media, including sending a cease and desist letter to a Minnesota carpet-cleaning company for sending tweets with well wishes to 11 Minnesotans representing the U.S.in Rio and letters to advertisers using hashtags that incorporated Olympic references.

It features dual optically stabilized 12-megapixel rear camera setup with primary lens supporting f/1.7 aperture and the secondary telephoto lens supporting f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom. That being said, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition (boy, that just rolls off the tongue) is a lovely device to behold. Though, that could change if Samsung decides to sell the Olympic Games edition to the public.

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