Samsung Galaxy S III Summer Olympic Games edition for sale in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy S III Summer Olympic Games edition for sale in Taiwan
Samsung had previously announced that there would be a special edition of the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet produced for the Summer Olympics in London. Now, a special version of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III is available in Taiwan for the Summer Olympics in London. This is not to be confused with the version of the phone being made available to the athletes participating in the games. That variant of the hottest smartphone on earth comes equipped with Visa's payWave to allow those pole vaulters, track stars, weight lifters, LeBron James and others to make a purchase in the Olympic Village and other locations in London by merely waving their phone (and entering a pass code for purchases over 20 GBP).

No, the variant of the phone we are referring to is called the Samsung Galaxy S III Summer Olympic Games edition and it is now available in Taiwan. The innards of the unit are exactly what you find in the international model of the phone. That means the quad-core 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos  processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM, and HSPA+ connectivity instead of LTE.

Samsung has really done this thing right, including a little figurine of a Royal Guard soldier that plugs into the device's 3.5mm earphone jack and doesn't have any function except to look cool. There are three figurines that come with a Union Jack stand representing three sports that are seen in the Summer Olympics: cycling, weight lifting and Tae Kwon Do. And if you don't like the Marble White, Pebble Blue or Garnet Red (at AT&T only) colors that the Samsung Galaxy S III is offered in, the Summer Olympic Games edition can be purchased with a Union Jack or Royal Guard soldier theme. The device has special Royal Guard soldier wallpaper you can load on the phone. And yes, there are even special cases with the London Summer Olympics theme available.

As we made note of, this special edition is only available now in Taiwan, but we wouldn't be surprised to see sports fans in other countries get a shot at purchasing one of these special variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

source: AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's actually a pretty tite color scheme.

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Who will pay an extra $300 to get it?

3. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I just got my T-Mobile S3 yesterday and it is an amazing phone. Check out the aluminum cases on my S3.

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thats a nice case, wouldve missed it if i didnt watch your video.

4. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Lets see how long before it cracks..

5. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

it won't, its Polycarbonate. 100 times stronger than regular plastics.

7. slickytru5

Posts: 10; Member since: May 03, 2012

Dropped my sgs3 from waist high landed face flat.. screen cracked, had a tpu cases on it didnt help.. dished out an extra 150 for replacement. sgs3 more fragile than sgs2..

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