class=’ ‘>Samsung Galaxy S III official Olympics phone?
The Samsung Galaxy S III could be the official London Olympics phone, with Olympics content coming preinstalled – we’re not convinced
Published on Apr 17, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy S III has been touted as the London 2012 Olympics phone.
Although the handset hasn’t even been announced yet, PocketLint is reporting the device will come preloaded with special Olympics content after Samsung’s ex-managing director of UK and Ireland said the manufacturer would launch an Olympics special edition handset at a press conference last year.
We’re not so sure though – after all, why would the company reserve its new flagship handset as a special edition? Traditionally, special edition phones are mid-range models finished in vibrant colours with extra content, not a top-tier device that’s only available on an expensive contract.
Visa is also said to be working with Samsung on an NFC-enabled Olympics phone, with ‘global appeal’.
Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S II may feature NFC, in fact, it would be stupid if the phone launched without NFC, but because Visa has said it is going to launch a phone with Samsung, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to be the Olympics-themed Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung invited us to an Unpacked launch on May 3, but it could be either for the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We’ll keep you updated on the night.
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