Samsung Rio-ready with its Galaxy S7 Edge Olympics edition

Black with gold accents, to appeal to your inner Olympian

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge not sporty enough for you? You'll want the new Olympic Edition.

With a black matte finish, gold accents and the Olympic rings on the back, the handset is a not-particularly subtle nod to the games, which start on 5 August.

It'll be given as a gift to 12,500 athletes at the event and will also be available to purchase in selected countries, of which India is currently not one. 

Same specs, little extras

The specs for this Galaxy S7 Edge don't differ from those of the standard model. So that's a 5.5in Quad HD AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, an Exynos 8890 processor and a 12MP main shooter. However, the customised theme and extra detailing on the phone's case add a nice touch of class. Or at least a point of differentiation.

In addition to the custom Olympics theme with a gold home button and ear piece tips, Samsung has edged the camera and heart-rate sensor with blue while adding green and red volume and power buttons respectively. It comes in a very good-looking, limited-edition box, but otherwise has no other extras.

Expect it to be priced a little higher than the standard Galaxy S7 Edge when it reaches Brazil, China, Germany, Korea and the US. 

[Source: Samsung via Soyacincau]