Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: all athletes will get it

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 becomes official phone of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: all athletes will get it
The 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi will bring together some of the world’s finest athletes and while not all of them will be able to go home with a medal, there will be one trophy that they'll all bring - a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Samsung has just announced that its Galaxy Note 3 will become the official phone of the Sochi Olympics, an event that’s bound to happen from February 7th to February 23rd.

Along with that bonus for athletes, Samsung will also bring a new Wireless Olympic Works (WOW) Android application tailor made for the Sochi games. The app will allow you to quickly and easily stay up to date with the latest news, scores, medal counts, and other related events.

All of this and more will make up the "Samsung Smart Olympic Games" initiative that aims to keep you posted real-time with what’s happening in Russia early next year. For those who cannot make it there, it’s a nice effort, but we can help but envy the athletes for their brand new Note 3s.

source: Samsung

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



15. Blazers

Posts: 796; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just got the S-View cover for it. It's nice, but not sure it's worth the $60 asking price for it. As for the phone itself, I love it.

12. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

i said i'll pass on the Note 3 when it dropped...but it is actually a nice phone.

9. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Smart move Sammy!

11. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

+1 for that comment

8. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The pinnacle of smartphones for the pinnacle of athletes.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung very generous, give the Note 3! Apple only willing to loan their iPhone 5s to a "up" market fashion show. Free publicity without the cost then repackage those phones to be sold.

5. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Hmm..*applying for Winter Olympics* :))

7. GeekMovement unregistered

i should get started on my application too.

4. Donkorvleone

Posts: 19; Member since: May 30, 2013

Is that Magdalena Neuner? Is she doing a comeback?! :D

3. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

As much coverage as the Olympics get ... Samsung would not need a single commercial with this approach. There will be a Note 3 commercial every time the camera zooms in on any athlete.

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nice. No need for a commercial when the athletes are clutching their N3s and with the billboards/ signs in the backgrounds.

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Another great marketing campaign from Samsung.

14. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yeah . I like how Samsung don't give a dime to the tech media, and they get crazy.

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

I now expect note 3 fans to register for the Olympics now.

13. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

I now expect all the so called "tech media" to get mad on Samsung , that gives the ad-budget money for such a things , instead to give the money to them(like Apple do)

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1426; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

All i can say is,,, I advise all these Olympians to Regional Activate their phones before they leave there for their home country.

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