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Samsung unveiled a dedicated Galaxy Note8 version for 2018 Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics is almost upon us at PyeongChang, South Korea, expected to start on February 9 and ends February 25. Samsung, known to be among key sponsors of the Games, will offer more than 4,000 customized Galaxy Note 8 devices to athletes and IOC staff.

The smartphones will feature a shiny white back panel with a golden five-ring Olympics logo. The Galaxy Note8 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition will also come with golden finish of the phone’s rim, buttons and parts of the S Pen.

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The exclusive Samsung Galaxy Note8 will feature pre-loaded PyeongChang 2018 themed wallpapers and apps “to help cultivate the utmost Olympic Games experience”. Paralympians will also get a unit of the limited edition Galaxy Note8. Their phones will be coupled with cases that feature the Paralympic Games logo.

The CMO and Executive VP of Samsung Electronics, Younghee Lee,  said in a press release that the phone will help athletes to stay connected, capture and “share one of the most memorable moments of their lives.”

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Thomas Bach, President of IOC, also said that

“because of dedicated partners like Samsung, the IOC is in the position to provide unforgettable experiences.”

Not The First From Samsung

PyeongChang 2018 is the second time Samsung is involved with Olympic games in South Korea. The first time was in Seoul 1988 when the company was just a local sponsor but switched to Worldwide Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category for Nagano 1998.

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