Samsung unboxes the Galaxy S7 Olympic Games Edition to celebrate its launch today [VIDEO]


As Samsung previously announced, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Olympic Games Edition launches today! Funnily enough, the company made 2,016 models of the phone available in each of the 5 regions they’re currently selling it: US, Brazil, Germany, China, and South Korea.

In a blog post, Samsung notes that this is their first Olympic Edition device (they’ve been doing them since 1998) which features designs inspired by the Olympics theme in both hardware and software. On the device front, we’ve got buttons and highlights themed after the 5 Olympic Ring colors, as well as the Olympic logo itself on the rear.


Turning the device on will also get you an Olympic-feeling device with a theme that transforms the apps, notification tray, and lock screen on the phone. We imagine this is just a standard Samsung theme, so those who aren’t digging it can likely switch to something more conventional. They’ve also made a 3D Flag app that lets you show your pride for your country in style.

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Unfortunately, we’re not yet sure where or how you can buy one as Samsung doesn’t currently have it available in their store, nor did they list any participating retailers. Those participating in the Rio Olympic Games won’t have to worry about that, though, because Samsung will have more than 12,000 units of the phone and a pair of their IconX wireless earbuds available to any participant who doesn’t mind free stuff.

galaxy s7 olympic edition unboxed

In any case, it’s “out,” so start looking for it (and we’ll update this post once we track down its purchase locations). In the meantime, a nice unboxing video above should give you an idea of what to expect once you have one in your hands.

[Update]: For those in the US, Best Buy has it unlocked for $849.99 and free shipping.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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