The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a Winter Olympics makeover

Posted Enero 19, 2018

Three popular Malaysian YouTubers have been chosen by Samsung Malaysia Electronics to represent the country during the torch relay event for 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games which kicks off on 9 February in Incheon, South Korea.

The company announced a special edition of its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone for all athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

According to Samsung, Galaxy Note 8 users should have access to the Thrive app as of yesterday, January 16, via the Galaxy App store.

In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), Samsung will deliver over 4,000 devices to all Olympians as well as the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic family, including IOC and POCOG staff allowing them to lean on Samsung mobile technology to enhance their experiences and connect more conveniently. Not much really. The phone features a white glass back and Olympic rings in gold at the bottom.

The other countries involved in the group are: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Republic of Ireland, Finland, France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The No. 1 smartphone producer is a "worldwide Olympic partner in the wireless communications equipment and computing equipment category".

"The Winter Olympics is an incredible opportunity for our team to display Getty Images' photographic excellence and capture the beauty of this world-class sporting event". Around 5,000 athletes - 3,700 in PyeongChang and 2,500 in Gangneung - will be eating at the village restaurants, where a total of 15,000 servings will be prepared daily. The company has distributed 12,000 Galaxy S7 Edge gadgets to athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Unfortunately, unless you are a participant or organizer of the Winter Olympics, there's pretty much a zero chance of owning one. Their phones will come bundled with cases that feature the Paralympic Games logo.

It also fined the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) $15 million (£11.2m), but indicated that acceptance of a series of punishments could lead to the ban being lifted for the closing ceremony at the Games.

There were initially plans to hold the opening and closing ceremonies in Gangneung, a coastal city about a 60-mile drive from PyeonChang, but officials decided to keep the ceremonies in the host city.