Samsung unveils limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 for Winter Olympics

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Samsung has announced a special edition of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to celebrate its partnership with the Winter Olympics.

The company said it will also give Galaxy Note 8s to all Paralympians at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this year.

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. SVG and SVG Europe will once again serve as your source for all the latest tech developments coming out the world's highest-profile sports event with the SportsTechLive Blog: Direct From the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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It's fitted with a shiny white back glass to represent snow and wintertime, and it's adorned with a gold Olympics logo and similarly, gold accents as inspired by the Olympics torch. Instead, they're getting "the Galaxy Note 8 along with cases that feature the Paralympic Games logo". The 6.3-inch Infinity display looks great and runs seamlessly while the phone comes bundled with the Samsung S Pen which is its exclusive addition allowing users to easily take notes, draw new stuff or create powerpoint presentations on the go as they would easily do on a desktop computer.

First Lady Kim Jung-sook quoted the International Olympic Committee's words at the G-50 PyeongChang Paralympics celebration in central Seoul on Thursday.

Samsung has unveiled a beautiful-looking Galaxy Note 8, but it is not up for sale. Though, that could change if Samsung decides to sell the Olympic Games edition to the public. Those who may want the special edition phone but aren't eligible to receive one from Samsung directly should perhaps keep an eye out on eBay, where some may end up inevitably, albeit with a premium price tag. Point to be noted here is, the limited edition Galaxy Note 8 possess the same hardware specs to that of the commercial models, and the difference lying only in the appearance. The front-facing camera comes in at 8-megapixels while the rear-facing camera is 12-megapixels.

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