Update: June 2, 2021 (8:25 AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy S21 Olympic Games Edition is now obtainable to buy in Japan. The cellphone will probably be sold by NTT Docomo in the video games’ host nation for 112,464 yen (~$1,026).
Original article: May 19, 2021 (8:17 AM ET): It appears the Tokyo Olympics is lastly occurring later this yr. In honor of the video games, Samsung is launching a singular Galaxy S21 5G mannequin.
Dubbed the Olympic Games Edition (h/t Android Headlines), the refreshed Galaxy S21 5G packs the identical internals with a distinct lick of paint. Its exterior sports activities a a lot deeper purple colorway bordered by gold trimmings. Its rear plate additionally sports activities the customary 5 Olympic rings and a Docomo brand — the Japanese operator providing the cellphone.
As it’s an ordinary Galaxy S21 5G, there’s nothing out of the atypical in phrases of specs. It packs a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a triple digital camera array on the rear. Buyers additionally get 8GB of RAM, 256GB of inner storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.
Samsung’s no stranger to commemorative and restricted version handsets. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition leaps to thoughts. The S20 Plus additionally noticed an extremely pink model in the type of the BTS Edition.
Notably, the S20 Plus was initially deliberate to commemorate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Those deliberate have been cancelled when the video games have been delayed final yr.
Although the video games are set to kick off in July, the Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Edition is coming “after early June.” No worth is paired with the announcement. Even if you happen to did need one, it’s possible the cellphone will see a launch restricted to Japan. However, we wouldn’t thoughts seeing that darkish purple paint seem on extra Samsung smartphones in the long run.