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Samsung to give out 4,000 free smartphones at Winter Olympics

Date : 17 Jan 2018

Seoul, Korea, January 17, 2018: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co., an official partner for the 2018 Winter Olympics, will hand out a special edition of the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone to athletes and officials participating at PyeongChang 2018, Yonhap News reports.

Under the plan, the company will offer 4,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Edition to all athletes and International Olympic Committee officials visiting PyeongChang, located 180 kilometers east of Seoul. The Winter Games are scheduled for February 9-25.

The special edition will not be sold to the public, Samsung said. The Olympic version of the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 will be released in white to represent winter sports, along with the gold Olympic rings engraved on the back.

The Galaxy Note 8 is the latest premium model currently sold by Samsung, boasting the signature S Pen stylus and a dual-lens camera setup. The so-called Infinity Display also gives the device a simple yet striking design.

The device will, moreover, come with a special Olympic-themed wallpaper, along with an application that provides details of the 2018 Winter Games, the company said. The price tag of a 64-gigabyte Galaxy Note 8 stands at 1.09 million won (US$1,023) in South Korea.

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