large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition coming in time for Rio 2016

It’s all but confirmed that Samsung is releasing a special edition Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Samsung has already made headlines in recent months for its Batman-themed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now it appears to be preparing another heroic effort in time for next month’s Rio Olympics.

Evan Blass, whom you may know as @evleaks, has posted an official-looking render of the ‘Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition.’

As you can see, it’s essentially Samsung’s beautiful flagship phone with gold detailing around the home buttons and earpiece and blue detailing around the camera module. You also get that distinctive Olympic rings motif on the back.

It seems as if the Olympic symbol will also appear when you boot up the phone, if this image is anything to go by.

This isn’t the biggest surprise in the world. Samsung has form with releasing Olympic editions of its Galaxy S line, and SamMobile reported that this latest version was in the works several months ago.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: What’s the difference?

We also know that the 2016 Olympics will be partially filmed in VR, and that Samsung will play a major part in that. Expect to see a couple of related Gear VR apps.

We haven’t heard anything official from Samsung on this new hardware yet, but with the Rio Olympics set to kick off on August 5 (just over a month away), we’d guess that we won’t have long to wait.

Next, take a look at our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review video:

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Edition design?  Is it sufficiently sporty or evocative of Rio? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.