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Samsung designs Olympic phablet as gift for athletes

18 January 2018, 01:52 | Francis Delgado

The sports minister was derided last year for planning a diplomatic trip to North KoreaJAMES CROMBIE INPHO

The sports minister was derided last year for planning a diplomatic trip to North Korea

As we mentioned, apart from the Olympics-themed customisation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition has the same specifications as of the original Galaxy Note 8 that was launched in August previous year.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled from February 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea. While it's unfortunate that this version is exclusively available to Olympics athletes and staff, you may want to cross your fingers and hope that Samsung eventually decides to sell it. This year, thanks to YouTube TV, we will be catching the Winter Games at PyeongChang.

Starting with the premise that "your phone is useful, but sometimes you need to put it down", Samsung this week introduced a new free app for its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

The device's white colour - as you may have already guessed - symbolizes the snow of the winter olympics.

To celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics coming to PyeongChang, in its home country of South Korea, Samsung has created a wonderful limited edition Galaxy Note 8.

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When it comes to the specifications department, the Galaxy Note 8 is a pretty large and a powerful device that is designed primarily for power users. The company said it will provide drones, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 360-degree video platforms to help capture Olympic events, starting with the 2018 Winter Games. The last one was an Olympic Edition Galaxy S7 Edge. Paralympians will also receive a phone case with the Paralympics logo.

The smartphone is powered by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 through the USB Type C port and because of the glass at the back, the phone also supports wireless charging as well.

As stated earlier, we don't think Samsung will put this limited edition model of Galaxy Note 8 for sale.

The phablet comes with a rear dual camera setup comprising of two 12MP sensors enabled with LED flash.

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