As 2021 has virtually been a year of unexpected surprises. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games has been unveiled in Japan by Samsung as a new version of its flagship smartphone. Armed with a Phantom Blue Back Panel, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition comes with a Gold Touch Frame which makes it very attractive.
Samsung has already been a partner of the International Olympic Committee, and we’ve seen some fantastic smartphone partnerships over the years. Although the majority of the branded devices were distributed to competing athletes, others were available for purchase in select markets.
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S20+ was given the Olympic treatment, featuring the Tokyo 2020 emblem on the rear. This year, Samsung is going slow, releasing the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Edition with only the IOC five-circle emblem on the rear. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G makes no mention of the upcoming XXXII Olympics, except in promotional materials on the carrier’s website.
Combined with a 6.2-inch full HD and AMOLED display, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and with an adaptive refresh rate of 120Hz. This phone’s processor is an octa-core Exynos 2100 chipset with up to 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage.
The Tokyo 2020 games were originally delayed by a year, and we’re still not sure if they’ll happen at all, so we understand Samsung’s cautious design approach. These phones, which are currently only available in Japan through NTT Docomo, will also come with a special wallpaper featuring Olympic circles, but that’s about it in terms of differences from a regular Galaxy S21 5G. The handset’s back panel is crafted with the Olympic logo to mark the significance of the event. The company has not yet revealed the phone’s price, but it has been made available for pre-ordering in Japan, according to NTT Docomo’s listing.
Like the non-Olympic handset, the Snapdragon 888 chipset is inside, along with an 8+128 GB memory configuration. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Edition is still on pre-order, but NTT Docomo has yet to announce a price or a release date. We’re pretty sure the phone won’t be available outside of Japan, but that doesn’t stop us from hoping for a global release of this limited edition.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition has almost the same specs and features as the ordinary Galaxy S21, which went on sale in January around the world.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition
The smartphone has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio that gives it a royal display, along with HDR10+ certification, and a full-HD+ 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (1,080×2,400 pixels) which makes it a premium device. Excluding the market of United States, where the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is used, the phone in the other market comes with an octa-core Exynos 2100 SoC, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage which provides it with some bonus points in this area.
Camera specifications of Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition
A triple rear camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel sensor and empowered with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens to capture the perfect image, built with an advanced 12-megapixel primary Dual Pixel sensor with a classic f/1.8 lens to make the images sharp and crystal clear, and a superb 64-megapixel sensor with a powerful f/2.0 lens to improve lowlight photography and hybrid optic 3x zoom for clarity. These features improve the experience of capturing images and videos. On top of it, there’s a 10-megapixel camera for selfies and video chats which makes it very attractive to buy.
Features of Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition
The connectivity options include the latest 5G (NSA and SA) technology, along with 4G LTE as a backup, Bluetooth for connecting devices, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS for location, Wi-Fi, and a USB Type-C port for charging and transferring files. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and geomagnetic sensor to improve the customer experience.
To improve the security feature of the phone, it has been armed with a brand-new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. A heavy and long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition supports USB PD 3.0 rapid charging. The phone is 171 grammes and measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm in size.
You might be able to import this Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition if you really like the appearance of it. But the bigger question is whether the phone will be accompanied by an Olympics. While officials are confident and committed to start the Olympics on July 23rd, during a pandemic, a lot may happen in two months.
If the Tokyo games have to be postponed (or cancelled entirely) due to health concerns, this Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition could become nothing more than an unusual curiosity.