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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition Is Official

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Samsung has announced an official smartphone for 2020 (well, 2021, technically) Olympic games in Japan, the Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition.

The phone got announced in Japan, of course, by the NTT DoCoMo carrier. The company announced the information on its official website, along with the information about the device itself.

The Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition comes with a different paint job

This is essentially the Galaxy S21 5G, but with a different name, and a new paint job. WE’re sure that some theming materials are also different on the inside, like wallpapers and whatnot.

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In regards to specs, the phone is basically the same as the Galaxy S21. The same goes for build materials. The paint job is a bit different, though, this phone seems to offer a somewhat darker shade of purple on the back. This color is referred to as ‘Phantom Blue’, not ‘Phantom Purple’.

That purple color is combined with a gold frame, it seems. NTT DoCoMo branding is applied on the back of the phone, along with the Olympic Games logo. Galaxy branding is also present, of course.

There’s still no word on how much will this phone cost, but you can make a reservation if you live in Japan. This phone will not go on sale globally, of course, as was the case with Olympic siblings in the past.

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The specs are the same as on the regular model

Considering it has the same specs as the regular Galaxy S21 5G, we know exactly what to expect. It features a 6.2-inch fullHD+ 120Hz display, along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The phone does support 5G connectivity, and it’s fueled by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. A 4,000mAh battery is built-in, along with 25W fast wired charging, and 15W wireless charging.

The phone is water and dust resistant, while it has three cameras on the back. It also has a single camera on the front, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner as well.

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Olympic Games are set to start on July 23 this year, and end on August 8. There are some protests in Japan regarding them, due to the pandemic, so there’s a slight chance they may be moved yet again. As a reminder, they were supposed to take place last year, but were postponed for this year.

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