Rio Special: Samsung working on Olympic edition of Galaxy S7 edge; VR apps for the games

Samsung will bring two VR apps (codenamed IOC_Olympic_app and Rio2016_WOW_Olympic_app) to its special edition of Galaxy S7 devices.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: June 26, 2016 4:38 pm
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Samsung is working on an Olympic edition of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, says a report on Sammobile. While there’s no official confirmation on when the device will be launched, it is rumoured the smartphone will come pre-loaded with related VR content.

According to the site, the Olympic edition of Galaxy S7 edge is codenamed Hero2. It further reveals Samsung will bring two VR apps (codenamed IOC_Olympic_app and Rio2016_WOW_Olympic_app) to its special edition of Galaxy S7 devices. “It wouldn’t be surprising to see such a Galaxy S7 variant as Samsung has long been a partner for the Olympic Games,” says Sammobile.

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Image of Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition was leaked by well-known tipster Evan Blass, who runs the @evleaks account on Twitter. He said, “Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition.” Check out the full tweet here:

Samsung is betting on virtual reality as the next big thing. It is expected the company will give away Gear VR headsets along with its Olympic edition of Galaxy S7 smartphones. Samsung gave away the Gear VR headset free to users who pre-ordered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in some select parts of the world. The device is priced at Rs 8,200 in India.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition comes with same specs as regular Galaxy S7 edge. The 2016 Olympics begin on August 5th in Rio.

Samsung recently launched a Galaxy S7 edge inspired by Batman and it is called Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition. It features the superhero’s logo on the back and that too in gold colour. The had bundled Gear VR with the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition too.

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