With the 2016 Olympic Games coming to the world later this summer from Rio, Brazil, Samsung has announced the launch of a commemorative smartphone.

In addition to providing athletes participating in the game with phones, a number of Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition smartphones will be available to consumers beginning July 18 th .

While not officially available in Canada, the phones will be sold in Brazil, the United States, China, Germany and Korea.

“Samsung’s technology has helped to engage with fans and especially young people around the world. The IOC is grateful for their partnership in providing Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition to the athletes that will compete in Rio de Janeiro,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.

Samsung has also developed the Rio 2016 App, the official application of the games. The app was developed by the company in collaboration with the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, and aims to provide athletes, fans and consumers with 24/7 updates on all of the latest Olympic news.

The app will be updated in early August to provide the official Olympic Games schedule, venue and event information, results, medal counts, and more real-time updates.

Samsung Galaxy phone users can also use the S-translator customized for the Olympic Games.

The Rio 2016 Official Application is available for free download through the Samsung Galaxy Apps, Google Play for Android, App Store for iOS, and selected App Store in China as well as the Windows App Store.

For more information about Samsung’s involvement in the Olympic Games, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/Olympics/