Limited-Edition Samsung Galaxy S3 Announced For 2012 Olympics

Given that the Samsung Galaxy Note went all out for the Superbowl earlier this year, it comes as no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been confirmed as the official London 2012 Olympics phone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 limited-edition for 2012 London Olympics announced

In addition to this confirmation, the folks over at Pocket-Lint add that there will also be a limited-edition Samsung Galaxy S3 Olympics edition phone. Now before you think about getting your hands on one, you will be disappointed to hear that it is meant only for sponsored athletes and selected trialists.

The idea behind it is to allow athletes to use the NFC contactless payment capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (partnered with Visa Europe) to purchase merchandise, food and drink inside the Olympic Village:

“The Samsung Galaxy S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind and is the ideal device to showcase the ease and convenience of Visa’s mobile payment application at the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said DJ Lee, executive vice-president and head of the sales and marketing team of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.

Of course, after the 2012 London Olympics are over, we wouldn’t be surprised if these limited-edition Samsung Galaxy S3 phones make their way to eBay.

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