The Olympic Winter Games is a sporting event held once every four years so there will be plenty of athletes taking pictures throughout the ceremonies. Samsung will be providing those athletes and officials their latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 8. The tech giant has announced that it will be supplying 4,000 Galaxy Note 8 devices to athletes and officials participating in the event.
What’s new on the PyeongChang Olympic Games Limited Edition phablet? Not much really. The phone features a white glass back and Olympic rings in gold at the bottom. The hardware is exactly the same from a regular Galaxy Note 8. The only difference is that the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8 brings Olympic themed wallpapers. The phone comes in a case that features the official logo and name of the event.
Samsung has released a few Olympic devices in recent years. A few years back, the company provided Olympic Galaxy S7 Edge devices to athletes and officials. That phone was first given to athletes and officials but the company later released them for everyone else. That device comes with the same hardware as a regular Galaxy S7 Edge and its main changes are on the buttons and ports, which include all the colors of the Olympic rings. The phone also has the logo printed on the back and custom theme, which has the colors of the Olympic rings. The packaging has the logo and name and includes a carrying case.
Won’t Be Available For Purchase
The story could be different for this Note 8 as Samsung has revealed that the limited edition phablet will not be available for purchase. They will only supply 4000 of them to athletes and officials participating in the Winter Games and the Paralympic Winter Games. The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on February 9.
Galaxy Note 9 Concept
In other Galaxy Note news, a concept video of the Galaxy Note 9 shows major changes. In the video, the device has a dual rear camera but no fingerprint sensor on the back. The video goes on to reveal a few specs, including a 6.5-inch 4K Infinity Display, 3D Face Scanner and 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 9 may be months away from its launch but the phablet is already sounding like a must buy for 2018 with all these rumors and concepts.
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