It’s hard to believe but the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games are nearly upon us. I don’t know about you but I absolutely love the Winter Olympic Games. Having cut the cord some time ago, I missed the 2014 Winter Games and the 2016 Summer Games. This year, thanks to YouTube TV, we will be catching the Winter Games at PyeongChang. Samsung is also excited about the upcoming games and is releasing a limited edition Note8 to mark the occasion.
To further extend its Olympic legacy of supporting athletes and the Olympic family, Samsung will provide the exclusive devices, which are a special edition of the Galaxy Note8, as encouragement to do bigger things at the Olympic Winter Games, while also helping maintain real-time connections and capturing and sharing memories with those near and far.
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.
“Throughout our 20-year legacy as an Olympic partner, Samsung has showcased our support of the Olympic Movement by helping spread the Olympic Spirit and enhance connections through our latest technological innovations and immersive experiences,” said Younghee Lee, CMO and Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “We’re proud to provide the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition to all athletes in an effort to help them to stay connected, capture and share one of the most memorable moments of their lives.”
This limited edition Note8 will have pre-loaded special wallpapers and other “useful apps” that Samsung says will “cultivate the utmost Olympic Games experience.” It also comes in a custom colorway which will separate it from other lesser Note8’s.
“Samsung’s commitment to the Olympic Movement has increasingly enabled meaningful connections through innovative mobile technologies over the past 20 years,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Samsung’s creation of an Olympic Games Limited Edition device reinforces Samsung and IOC’s shared desire to spread the Olympic spirit. It’s because of dedicated partners like Samsung that we’re in the position to provide unforgettable experiences at the Olympic Games time after time.”
Samsung has been involved with the Olympic Games since the 1988 Seoul games and has continued to support in some way or another. This particular Note8 isn’t for sale though and only those 4,000 will be made. So unless you find one on eBay after the Games are over, you’ll just have to be jealous of those 4,000 who are being given these.