Replace: June 2, 2021 (8:25 AM ET): The Samsung Galaxy S21 Olympic Video games Version is now accessible to buy in Japan. The cellphone might be sold by NTT Docomo within the video games’ host nation for 112,464 yen (~$1,026).
Unique article: Could 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 novel Galaxy S21 5G mannequin.
Dubbed the Olympic Games Edition (h/t Android Headlines), the refreshed Galaxy S21 5G packs the identical internals with a special 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.
Because it’s an ordinary Galaxy S21 5G, there’s nothing out of the strange when it comes to specs. It packs a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a triple digicam array on the rear. Patrons 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 Observe 10 Plus Star Wars Particular Version leaps to thoughts. The S20 Plus additionally noticed an extremely pink model within the type of the BTS Version.
Notably, the S20 Plus was initially deliberate to commemorate the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. These deliberate had been cancelled when the video games had been delayed final yr.
Though the video games are set to kick off in July, the Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Version is coming “after early June.” No value is paired with the announcement. Even should you did need one, it’s probably the cellphone will see a launch restricted to Japan. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t thoughts seeing that darkish purple paint seem on extra Samsung smartphones sooner or later.