As previously promised, the 2016 Olympics edition of one of Samsung’s flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 Edge, is now out in the market for a price of $850. Interested parties can now go ahead and purchase the device from Best Buy.
Just like the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition (a Batman inspired Galaxy device launched May earlier this year in commemoration of the third anniversary of the massively popular game Injustice: Gods Among Us), Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition is just like a regular Galaxy S7 Edge in terms of hardware specifications. However, when it comes to looks, the newest variant to the South Korean tech giant’s stylishly curved handset comes with a black onyx body adorned with the iconic colors of the Olympic games. Other flourishes include a yellow trimmed fingerprint reader and speaker, buttons rendered in green and red colors, the ever popular five rings of the Olympics, and the camera colored in blue.
Software wise, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 2016 Olympics Edition also features the Rio Olympics 2016 mobile app. This app provides users with lots of information regarding schedules of events and games, data on venues and arenas, and real time info on the latest game results, standing, and other news and updates.
Samsung has previously revealed that it was planning to only roll out 2,016 units of the handsets (we see what you did there, Samsung) across the globe, including in the United States mobile market. So for those who are interested, they better sprint to the nearest Best Buy location now.
Price wise, the $850 price tag makes the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition pricier by a hundred bucks compared to the standard Galaxy S7 Edge. Some had expected the device to be bundled with a Gear IconX wireless Bluetooth earbuds, but as listed Best Buy, this does not appear to be the case. Still, those earbuds may be reserved for the 12,500 athletes participating the Olympic games, each of whom will be given the Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition smartphone absolutely free of charge.
Samsung has a nice track record of launching special editions of its Galaxy S Edge smartphones. In May of last year for instance, the South Korean phone maker debuted a special Iron Man edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge in light of the release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Then there’s the Injustice Edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge mentioned earlier. The Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition should be a worthy addition to this growing list.
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