I usually don’t have many regrets, but today is one of those days I wish I trained my entire life to compete in the 2016 Olympics. The reason being, Samsung is releasing 12,500 limited edition Galaxy S7 edge smartphones as well as Gear IconX cord-free fitness earbuds for all participants of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. Look how gorgeous the Olympic edition S7 edge looks in the image below. The S7 edge is already a great looking device, but the yellow accent around the home button and speaker look fantastic.
The red power button, blue ring around the camera and green volume buttons give this smartphone a unique look that I can’t get enough of and make me wish I was an Olympic competitor.
In addition to the physical changes, the five Olympic colors will make their way into the theme of the S7 edge through the lock screen, home screen, messages, dial and contact screens, as well as notification bar. 2016 Olympic Games themed wallpapers will also be available on the phones, which we will try to locate for you to use on your regular S7 edge.
Athletes will also receive Samsung’s newest smartphone accessory, the Gear IconX cord-free earbuds, which offer a new fitness experience with an in-ear heart rate monitor and standalone music player. When paired with smartphones, they can track fitness updates through the S Health app.
The chances of you or I getting our hands on this limited edition handset are slim to none. However, if one of them wants to send one my way, they would make me pretty darned happy. With that being said, people do like custom looking phones and Samsung should consider offering customization on its flagships. Moto did it with Moto Maker, Converse and Nike do it with their shoes, and Fender does it too with its guitars.
Regardless, I love the look of the Olympic edition smartphone. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.