Samsung might celebrate the Olympic games in Brazil with a special edition Galaxy S72
So far, so good, it seems Samsung is working on an Olympic edition of the Galaxy S7. SamMobile has obtained evidence hinting towards a device codenamed 'Hero2_Olympic_edition' that's under development at Sammy's. It's no secret that the Galaxy S6 was codenamed 'Hero', and the Galaxy S7 is a direct sequel of its with the Hero2 codename. So we're clearly onto something here, aren't we?
Samsung has a soft spot for the Olympics!Besides, Samsung already has plans to celebrate the summer games in Brazil this year by turning them into virtual reality experiences, so a thematic smartphone seems more than appropriate for such a large sports event. In this regard, SamMobile's sources claim that two apps – code-named 'IOC_Olympic_app' and 'Rio2016_WOW_Olympic_app' – are under development. It's quite possible that the eventual Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition will come loaded with Olympics-themed VR content, and we assume Samsung will throw in a bundled Gear VR headset. The company already did that with pre-orders of the regular Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge earlier this year, so such a move certainly isn't out of the question.
Moreover, Samsung has something of a tradition honoring the Olympics with thematic handsets. Some of you may recall that the Galaxy Note 3 had an Olympic edition back in 2014, and the Galaxy S7 (or S7 edge, who knows) seems ripe for following in its path. The Note 3 Olympic Games Edition wasn't any different from the regular version, save for the special packaging which included tickets to skating sessions in the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, and a special flip cover. Add a free Gear VR to a bundle like that, and the Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition sounds like an offer of, ahem, Olympic proportions!