Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Olympic Editions unveiled, heading to Best Buy later this month

The Olympic Game Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have just made the transition from rumor to reality. After being highlighted by a series of leaks, the two Rio 2016-centric phones have been formally unveiled by Samsung earlier today.

The Olympic Games variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are visually themed on the five interlocking rings that make up the Olympics logo. These rings are located in two places on the hardware, on the lower back side and the upper front side. One nice touch is that Samsung used the colors of the rings as main theme colors for the software. Furthermore, the phones also come preloaded with Rio 2016 wallpapers.

Samsung has also announced that each US Olympian will get an Olympics-themed Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge as well as a pair of Gear IconX headphones.

Samsung’s Rio-themed handsets will land in the United States exclusively at Best Buy stores. Samsung announced that the release date is set for July 18th. 

Unfortunately, Samsung has left out a critical detail about these two new handsets. The prices of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Olympic Games Editions are currently unknown. While we’re not as naïve as to believe that these limited-edition handsets won’t come at a premium compared to the standard models, we’re certainly hoping for Samsung not to repeat the absurd pricing of the Galaxy S7 Injustice Edition

Visual themes aside, these are the same physical handsets as the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. This means that they come with same impressive hardware specifications that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage, a microSD card slot, a 12MP primary camera, and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. For more details on the hardware and software performance, make sure to check out the following links:

source: Samsung



1. realhumanbeing

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

16 mp camera? Uuuuuhm

2. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Uh oh...slightly different software (themes), forget about any N update. Gotta love Android.

11. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I'm hoping you're just joking... It's just a theme, it won't affect when the phone gets updates. I have a theme on my S6 and I still get updates the same time as other people.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Cant wait to get one.

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Right....... Lets get a half year old phone for almost double the original price because it has Olympic logo on it. If their way of pricing doesn't change, this would cost around 1300-1400USD, can you really justify that when you can get the normal version around 550-650USD?

12. jeevanand88 unregistered

Don't blindly compare the prices why we have to pay more for special editions. Those special edition mobiles need a separate assembly lines in production plants and needs a special R&D brains working on detailing and enhancing the designs. They cant enter a common assembly lines for regular S7s which are manufactured in half a min. By the time a special edition is coming out of an assembly line, they could manufacture 5 to 10 regular versions of S7. these all costs a special edition mobiles more compared to a regular ones. Despite of all the reasons above, i agree that its OVERPRICED! 100 to 150 difference is justifiable!! And just wait and see the price of regular edition of iphone 7 pro or plus!! :D That would made u to feel that this is OK!

4. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Is it poisonous water proof?

5. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

If only atleast the first few batches of Note 7 was ready by that time, how awesome would it have been, S3 just launched during the London olympics, still remember that lovely commercial which made me buy that device and love it all the way, still go and see how it is now that I have given that pebble blue masterpiece to my uncle who is using it now after I have bought my S6 Edge.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I would never but this. I mean buy a regular one and get a case or some skin from dbrand.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You think $1200 is absurb for aa limited edition themed phone? Why have you never said such foe something not unlimited. IPHONE, unlimited esition... $1400 People have paid $1000's for iPhone prototypes that don't even work. Can you show me an article where you called that absurd. First off people with money have paid senseless amounts of money for things that aren't worth it. Is it absurd just because you can't afford it? $1300 for a limited edition phone that comes with fancy extras isn't an absurd price. What is absurb is an IPhone with far less that costs equal or more. Yet you've never said was absurd. Is it just absurb because it's Samsung? Of course it is. PA is just as bad as racist people on the street. It's OK for one OEM to have absurb prices on stuff, but no one else if? Why does Apple charge $1700 for a $1100 computer? What extra benefits do you have? None. Should exotic cars coat more than a house? Are they priced absurd? Sure. But their are people who can afford them. If you don't wanna buy it, dont. But the price in this case isn't absurd. It is however expensive. But it's not gonna be mass produced, it's comes in a limited set of features and decor and it also has licensing tied to it from the owners of the comic book hero which cost money to use. Gosh PA...really? What if Apple had didnthis. Would you be calling it absurd? I think Apple selling a non-limited edition iPhone in India for a most $1500 when no other OEM on this planet does this is absurd. Where is your article calling them out for it?!

10. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Great answer. But Pa will not reply. You've just shut them up.

13. jeevanand88 unregistered

I still remember when phonearena called that batman edition S7 edge as a stupidly priced mobile!! Lets wait and see when apple launces its regular iPhone 7 Plus and pro with 1300$ price tag!!

9. The-Invisible-Man

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 07, 2016

the 7 edge already in black it should be in new colour like hinz do with catchup sometimes

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