Samsung has released a few limited edition smartphones over the years, like the Batman edition of the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Iron Man version of its predecessor, all the way back to a pre-Galaxy era Matrix edition feature phone. While these releases have generally coincided with a major movie release, this year, Samsung also decided to commemorate Rio 2016 with a Limited Edition Galaxy S7 Edge.

This certainly makes sense, given the fact that Samsung has been a sponsor of the Olympics for quite a while now. The summer games may already be well behind us, but we still thought it would be a cool idea to check out this special edition smartphone. Here is a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Olympic Games Limited Edition!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition-1

The first thing you will notice is that the packaging this phone arrives in is quite different from the regular box. The black box is much bigger than the standard retail version, and comes with “Rio 2016” printed on the front. Inside the box is a nice black carrying case with an Olympic Games Edition logo, in which the phone can be found.

While I am not entirely sure of the materials used, it does feel like a high quality carrying case, that includes a couple of pockets inside that will allow you to store smaller items like charging cables or microSD cards and adapters.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition-7

Underneath the carrying case is a black pouch that also feels like it has been made using high quality materials, and holds everything that is typically available with the Galaxy S7 Edge. This includes the user manual and other documentation that nobody reads, a pair of earphones, wall charging adapter, and a microUSB cable.

We aren’t going to focus on the specifications, features, and performance of this device, since it is essentially identical to the regular Galaxy S7 Edge, save for a few aesthetic changes in the design and software package. This special edition iteration comes with the same display, processing package, battery, and cameras, and as such, we can expect this device to perform exactly as its regular sibling does.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition-14

There are a few differences between the two however, starting with the design. To maintain the theme of the Olympic Games, you will notice colored accents for the buttons and ports, that include all the colors of the Olympic rings. You will see red around the power button, yellow for the earpiece and home button, green for the volume rocker, and blue around the camera unit and heart rate monitor on the back.

There is also the Olympics logo printed on the back, along with “Rio 2016 Olympic Games Limited Edition” written right below the FCC logo. The color version is similar to the Black Onyx version available with the regular Galaxy S7 Edge, but instead of a silver frame, the metal has been treated with a dark chrome finish, which I find looks a lot nicer, and gives the device a stealthier look.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition-16

Like previous special edition Samsung smartphones, this Olympic Games version comes with a custom theme on the software side of things. You will notice that the icons, notification drop down, Settings menu, and certain apps have all been themed to incorporate the colors of the Olympic rings. Apart from that however, the software experience is exactly the same as what you would get with the Galaxy S7 Edge. In fact, if you aren’t a fan of the custom theme, you also have the option to switch it to the default Samsung one.

So there you have it for this quick overview of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Olympic Games Limited Edition! While this is a limited edition smartphone, it is actually pretty easy to get your hands on one on Amazon or eBay, and even at a Best Buy, and the price point is similar to the unlocked version of the regular Galaxy S7 Edge as well. There isn’t a whole lot of extras here, but it is always pretty cool to have one of Samsung’s special edition phones, and its unique look may be worth it.

  • libra89

    It’s very interesting, but I think I would be bothered by all of the different colors aesthetically.

    • JonofPDX

      This^.

      Love the blue. Wouldn’t mind the orange. But all together…my OCD would just kill me.

  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    Does it come with Zika?

  • iCoerce

    pretty sure this video is secretly sponsored by Samsung so they can remind people of the phones that exist outside of the now discontinued note

    • Badelhas

      Almost all tech websites lately are constantly writing articles about how good Samsung smartphones are so I am with you on this. It´s a shame but that´s my believe as well.

      • iCoerce

        Yeah, they’re reviewing a special edition device that I for one definitely forgot released. I actually wanted this because the black of it was near matte colored.

  • coldspring22 .

    Just redecoration of the exteror? Hardly worth talking about. It would be something else if Samsung did something like boost ram to 6GB and boost front camera to 16MP. Bigger deal is Galaxy C9 which is about to launch in China and then US.

    • Chip

      Not worth the front page news. I wonder if Samsung offer these phones for the Note7 replacement option. That will be worth the forced downgrade that Note7 owners faced.

  • noh1bvisas

    little late. and garish.

    • Ignores the BS ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It’s been out for months, can be bought discounted and performs better than a locked device.

      • noh1bvisas

        oh. i assumed it was something new, since it was a featured story.

        • Ignores the BS ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          They are late to the party on some stuff. Sh*t happens.
          It’s nice to see them covering it though.

          Too bad there wasn’t an Iron Man S7 Edge … : (

  • jeannette

    I have a note 4 and want to upgrade. too bad the note 7 was discontinued. I think the galaxy 7 i
    s too small. Any suggestions?

    • Ignores the BS ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The Edge screen looks and feels big yet the phone is slender and feels good in the hand.
      Get the S7 Edge and enjoy smooth performance, long battery life and a SD slot.

    • JonofPDX

      If you need the S-Pen, wait it out and grab a Note 8 next year (they’ll probably end up launching it a little earlier).

      If you are a fan of TouchWiz and the waterproofing is a must, the S7 is a decent choice. But be warned, the Edge isn’t as comfortable in the hand as the Note 7 was due to it’s flat back and it’s more prone to accidental touch on the edge screen (so annoying).

      All about the power? OnePlus 3 is surprisingly amazing on the horsepower front, though it skimps on the camera and waterproofing. 1080p screen is beautiful and perfectly acceptable as long as you aren’t using VR. And for $399 it’s a damn steal.

  • Ignores the BS ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Love mine.

  • McHale72

    When I went to buy an unlocked s7 edge, I saw that best buy had the Olympic Edition (I wanted a black phone, not silver) so I ordered one. When I went to fill out the online free gift stuff stuff it said I wasn’t eligible since it was purchased from Best Buy (and Best Buy handles their own Samsung gifts and rebates). According to Best Buy, only phones purchased in store gets the free sd card or gear band and the phone was available online only. So on top of paying taxes, I wouldn’t get the 256 gb SD card so I cancelled, ordered from B&H and saved $100 and got a free MicroSD that I wouldn’t have gotten from Best Buy.

  • Bilal Dilbar

    When is the upda

  • Bilal Dilbar

    When is the software update coming up for samsung s7 edge, since now the note 7 has been discontinued?

  • Scr-U-gle

    Well, the Not 7 bombed, literally.

    Maybe some different coloured phones can put the fires out.

  • donvitocorleone

    So in summary, if one does not use the voice assistant, there is not real value proposition. I just don’t see how the device competes with an S7 Edge.

  • Adam Putra Mohd. Khirruddin

    Oh please have a giveaway on this phone. Loving it very much!