31 August 2020
UPDATE (April 23rd, 2020):
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympic Edition has been canceled before it even went on sale. The decision is said to have been taken as the Olympic Games 2020 has now been postponed until next year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, it is unknown whether Samsung or NTT DoCoMo decided to cancel the phone or maybe it was a mutual decision.
Original (March 20th, 2020)
In 2018, Samsung extended its partnership with Olympics Games for another decade which will last until 2028. It unveiled a special edition Galaxy S10 Plus last year to commemorate Tokyo 2020 Olympics and exactly one year later, it has now released the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympics edition in Japan. The good thing is that the phone will also be sold to general consumers instead of keeping it exclusive to athletes.
Samsung seems to have unveiled the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympics edition in collaboration with NTT Docomo, a Japanese carrier. It bears a Matte Gold finish which is the only color option. The back panel has the carrier branding in the center followed by Galaxy branding. Just below, you will see the official Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo to show that it is indeed a special edition.
It is said to have been released in the sole 12GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. The pricing of the special edition phone is set at JPY 113,000 which is about $1,039. The phone is currently listed on the NTT Docomo website for the Japanese market. There are currently no words on the global release of this special variant.
2020 Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to begin July 24th but due to the Coronavirus epidemic, there is uncertainty whether they will actually be held. While some have requested postponing the games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said such a move would be "premature" at this point. But he did mention that they are looking at different scenarios to find out the best possible solution. Nevertheless, the Galaxy S20+ 5G Olympics edition is surely a phone to have for those who love collecting special edition items.