Photo Credit: NTT Docomo
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition has been launched in Japan, continuing Samsung's collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The phone is essentially a new colourway for Samsung Galaxy S21 that brings a Phantom Blue back panel with Gold accents. There is an Olympic logo on the back as well. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition carries the same specifications as the original Galaxy S21 that was launched globally in January this year.
Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition has not been shared yet and as per an NTT Docomo listing, the phone is up for reservation in Japan. The website also states sale is scheduled to start in June or later. As of now, it is unclear if the Olympic Games Edition will launch internationally.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition runs Android 11 with One UI on top. It features a 6.2-inch Flat full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ certification, and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core Exynos 2100 SoC in all markets (except in US where it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888), along with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Olympic Games Edition houses a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens, a 12-megapixel primary Dual Pixel sensor with an f/1.8 lens, and a 64-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 lens and hybrid optic 3x zoom. There is a 10-megapixel camera at the front for selfies and video chats.
Connectivity options include 5G (NSA and SA), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with an all-new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports USB PD 3.0 fast charging. The phone measures 151.7x71.2x7.9mm and weighs 171 grams.