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Olympic Games Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge formally announced

These Samsung Galaxy S7 devices will come subtly decked with the classic Google-esque colors of the Olympics and the interlocking ring symbol on the back.

Published onJuly 7, 2016

Fans of the Olympics and Samsung devices rejoice! The Korean tech titan has formally unveiled their limited Olympic Games Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. These devices will come subtly festooned with the classic Google-esque colors of the Olympics, and emblazoned on the back will be the traditional Olympic Games insignia. These interlocking rings will also appear scattered throughout the phone’s software, so you can expect to see it pop up on your home screen, lock screen, contacts, and so on.

These devices are slated to see a limited release in the United States exclusively through Best Buy starting July 18th. We’ll also be seeing them in South Korea, Germany, and China. These Olympian offerings bring a subtly different aesthetic to the line, but we don’t yet have word regarding a price tag. It’s worth noting that if this years Games get cancelled, which is expected by some, then these devices have the potential to become quite the collector’s item.

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Samsung has revealed that every participant in the Olympic Games will be slated to receive one of these devices. As icing on the cake, these competitors will also be getting a pair of Gear IconX headphones (worth $200) as icing on the cake.

For those eager to dive into the Olympic action right away, Samsung has developed the official Rio 2016 app, and it’s currently available in the Google Play Store. With this app, you’ll be able to stay abreast of the Games’ schedule, ensuring that you’ll never miss your favorite events. YOu can also get real-time event updates, running medal counts, and venue information. Click the button below to get running with it.

What are your thoughts regarding the Olympic Games Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge? Slickly subtle or not enough of a difference to merit jumping on it? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!