Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note part of opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics

Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note part of opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics
In a post dated Saturday, Samsung looked into the future to write about the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London which actually doesn't start until later this afternoon EDT. In the post, Samsung makes it sound as though both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note are featured in the show. Samsung is an official sponsor of the Olympic games and has offered some Olympic themed models including special editions for the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet and the Samsung Galaxy S III. A special version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is available for the athletes taking part in the games and includes Visa's payWave mobile payment app. Also, a special edition flip cover made for the Olympics is now available at Samsung PIN pop-up stores near the location of the Olympic Games.  Over 10 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been sold since its launch.

Getting back to the Opening Ceremony, both Samsung models will appear at the end of a cultural segment that is about the invention of the internet and the roll it has in global communications. It seems strange to be reading about an event taking place that hasn't started yet. At least you are able to know exactly when to look to see two of Samsung's heavyweights taking part in the action.

source: Samsung

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Display 5.3 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The Olympics logo looks like a bunch of condoms.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Was a huge lot of galaxy s3s,galaxy notes and galaxy aces on show not only in advertising but also among the athletes!! Mr Bean using a galaxy ace lol!! Was a very poor opening ceremony choregraphically etc though :-(

11. Asasindude26

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

sadly yes but as I'm British i think it was spectacular :D

4. marchels14 unregistered

apple must be so jealous of Samsung right now,because of Olympic games they are sponsoring and the phones that are advertised in the games.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...this is real good advertizing for Samsung. Good job Samsung!

7. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Can't have one article without some random tool mentioning Apple. Just comment on the article content and quit with the troll/flame bait.

3. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ive had my S3 now for 3, maybe 4 hours and its by far more superior to my last phone... which was an iphone.

2. redmd

Posts: 1969; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Som you are so spot on.

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I love Galaxy S3 great hardwares inside even though plastic outside it is the best Android phone in the world.

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i only saw the galaxy note in the opening ceremony. anybody saw the galaxy s iii

10. Asasindude26

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

Did you see the Olympians taking photos and videos and some of them even calling? What phone where they using the most? The S3 or an Iphone. Of course the s3's where provided by Samsung and some of the Olympians using them even said in reports that they where surprised by the phones camera capabilities :D And in the ceremony it was there a couple of times aswell. But it really surprised me that Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) used a Galaxy Ace :O

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