Samsung has just announced a limited edition Galaxy Note 8 to celebrate the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea this February.

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition 1

The Korean tech giant will be giving out over 4,000 units of the said device to all olympians and staff, letting them experience the best of Samsung’s mobile technology to date – the 6.3-inch Ininity Display, the enhanced S-Pen, and the dual rear cameras that take stunning photos.


The limited edition Galaxy Note 8 showcases a shiny white glass at the back that symbolizes the winter theme, and gold rings that are based from the olympic torch.

“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. 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.”   –  Younghee Lee, CMO and Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics. 

The phone also comes with PyeongChang 2018 themed wallpapers and other useful apps that will help users get the ultimate Olympic Games experience.

“Samsung’s commitment to the Olympic Movement has increasingly enabled meaningful connections through innovative mobile technologies over the past 20 years. 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.” – IOC President Thomas Bach.

Samsung to Provide Smartphones to Paralympians

Samsung will also give out Galaxy Note 8 units to all Paralympians at the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, along with cases that bear the event’s logo, in order for them to be exposed to breakthrough mobile technologies that make the digital realm more accessible those with disabilities.

Samsung’s Involvement in the Olympic Games

Samsung started its participation in the Olympic Games as a local sponsor for Seoul 1988. Since the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, the company has become a worldwide partner for Wireless Communications Equipment, and continues through PyeongChang 2018, and Tokyo 2020.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.