As you probably already know, Samsung is the official sponsor of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, which means one thing and one thing only for us tech enthusiasts. Several of the company’s gadgets will be redesigned, rebranded, and receive special editions, to celebrate the Games and get us all in an Olympic fever pitch.
The Galaxy S3 has already been announced as the event’s official device a few weeks back, but we were certainly expecting more Olympic marketing push from Samsung. Ask and you shall receive, because we’ve just heard news of a special Galaxy Note Olympic Edition set to be sold in the UK.
The redesigned gadget has (unofficially) popped up on Twitter for the first time, but we’re already certain that this is an official gadget, which will be released in the close future. Unfortunately, UK tech users/sports lovers will be the only ones to enjoy this Union Jack-donning Note edition, as it will apparently only be sold in Great Britain.
While we don’t have any official confirmation on the matter, it’s safe to assume that the redesigned Galaxy Note will feature the same tech specs as the original “phablet”, including a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos processor and 1 GB of RAM. There will probably be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, though, as the Note has finally been updated in Europe more than a week ago.
The design will itself be the same in most part, but you shouldn’t be surprised if the new Galaxy Note will be just a tad thicker than the original one. We also don’t know exactly if the back cover has been replaced and if the UK flag is actually printed on it. What we’re seeing in the photo above might be just a glossy sticker, but we will surely let you know when we will find out.
The UK-special Galaxy Note Olympic Edition will be sold exclusively through O2, according to gsmarena’s sources, but it’s possible to see a bunch of such gadgets with different flags imprinted on them released in other countries. There will also be a Galaxy Y special edition released in the near future, and, for every purchase of the new gadget, Samsung will donate £1 (around $1.55) for “Team GB athletes of the future”.
Furthermore, if you live in the UK and you want to get a Samsung high-end phone right now, you can purchase any Galaxy Note, S2, or Nexus from here and you get a pair of free tickets for an Olympic football match of choice. And you know, Beckham will be there, so you can be certain that you’ll see a great show!
What do you guys think about the new Galaxy Note Olympic Edition? Will you be looking to purchase one once it will be released? How about you, US sports enthusiasts? Would you like your own Note with a 50-star flag on its back?
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I know it makes no difference to the device, but that looks cool. Now, if only Sprint would pick this up, and offer it in the states…:-)