Samsung’s Olympic Spirit Spreading To Additional Androids

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In just a couple months’ time, the 2012 Summer Olympics will be kicking-off, allowing with the requisite media frenzy that goes right along with it. Companies will be looking to capitalize on the Games in a major way, and sponsors have shelled-out big bucks to get their names affiliated with the event. Samsung is one of those companies that intends to promote its products with plenty of Olympic tie-ins, and we’ve already learned that its Galaxy S III is to be the official smartphone of the Games, with a special Olympic edition being made available to athletes so that they can use the handset’s NFC abilities to make purchases during their visit to London. As it turns out, though, that’s just the start of Samsung’s Olympic presence, and we’ll be seeing the Games’ influence on more devices in the company’s lineup.

A couple Samsung Androids will be available in the UK as special Olympic editions. These include unique back covers with designs featuring the Olympics insignia and showing support for Team GB. All purchases include a donation from Samsung to help support future Team GB athletes.

If you like your phones large and in charge, you can get an Olympic-themed Galaxy Note, and if you’d rather keep things on the small side (or are just looking for a less expensive phone), an Olympic version of the Galaxy Y is also an option. Both are available exclusively through carrier O2.


Source: Samsung, Sicknology (Twitter)
Via: GSM Arena

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