Just recently, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition, with the official sale slated for a week later.
Well, it is now more than a week since the handset was made public. Back then, there were no clear details on the pricing of the phone except from a listing on a German website that claimed the phone will cost €879. In fact, the site had already kicked off preorders for the phone at the said price, but there were no details put forward with respect to the phone’s price in other markets.
Samsung assured those in Brazil, China, Korea, Germany and the U.S. that they will indeed get a chance to grab the new Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition once it is unveiled. However, it warned that the handset will be sold in limited numbers, something that the German site already showcases with the apparent availability of just 2,016 units as per the ID numbers of the handsets.
Samsung unboxed the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition yesterday and just as it had promised, the phone will also be sold in the U.S. As far as the availability and pricing are concerned, you can grab a new S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition from Best Buy at a cost of $849.99. This means you pay $100 more than what you get to pay for the standard Galax S7 Edge handset.
The phone will be shipping with Samsung Pay on board so as to ensure that the service gets as much marketing as possible during this Rio 2016 Olympics event. Other than the Olympics logo on the phone and the addition of a bunch of Olympic-based themes, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition will still pack the same specs as the regular S7 Edge. It will have the same 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen with 2560 by 1440 pixels of resolution and Always On display feature. Under the hood, the handset will carry a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 graphics unit and a RAM of 4GB, just like the U.S. variants of the standard handset. You get 32GB of storage and room for expanding it via a microSD card of up to 200GB.
In terms of camera, the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition will get you the best shots of athletes and scenes at the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to the 12MP DualPixel snapper on the rear with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and LED flash. The front has a capable 5MP sensor with the same aperture. With the possibility of spending the entire day inside a stadium, the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition’s 3600mAh battery unit will ensure that you get through the day comfortably on a single charge. In addition, you will never be late for an event because of charging your phone since the handset supports fast charging via Quick Charge technology. This can get your phone’s battery from 0-60% in about half an hour.
Remember, the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition is available in limited numbers. So, hurry and get one while stock still lasts.