Samsung made a limited edition Note 8 for the Winter Olympics

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Samsung made a limited edition Note 8 for the Winter Olympics

Paralympians will also receive this smartphone and their phones will come with cases that will have the Paralympic Games logo.

Samsung has announced a limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 styled after the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang. The brand opines by providing their devices to the Olympians they can take photos of their most iconic moments in their life, stay in touch with their team and family during the event as well as share those pictures online to keep hardcore sports fans happy. Sure, it makes for great promotion, and in that regard is a self-serving marketing move. The Winter Games are scheduled for Feb. 9-25.

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games limited edition will include the bold new features of the Galaxy Note8, such as the innovative bezel-less 6.3-inch infinity display that the company claims fits comfortably in one hand, enhanced S pen for efficient productivity, and Samsung's best-in-class dual camera. In the coming weeks, the SportsTechLive Blog will serve as the home of SVG and SVG Europe's daily in-depth coverage as the Games play out in Rio, including live reports from the International Broadcast Center and Olympic Venues.

A selection of 'useful apps' and pre-loaded PyeongChang 2018 themed wallpapers will be included on the phone as well. Samsung plans to deliver more than 4,000 handsets which will allow recipients to "lean on Samsung mobile technology to enhance their experiences and connect more conveniently".

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Samsung made a limited edition Note 8 for the Winter Olympics

Despite being a tropical and warm country, Malaysia will send a contingent to the Winter Olympics for the first time ever, consisting of skier Jeffrey Webb and figure skater Julian Yee.

The manufacturer is an official partner of the Worldwide Olympic wing and in is charge of the wireless communications equipment and computer category.

The specifications of this limited edition variant of Galaxy Note 8 is similar to that of the standard variant. The 2016 Summer Olympics themed Galaxy S7 Edge, however, was made available for sale to the general public but the company didn't get much success with it.

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