Samsung churns out another Olympic phone

And it's even gold, like the last one.


Samsung may have had some trouble figuring out which phones it wanted to produce for this summer's Beijing Olympic, but apparently it's decided that it will settle for nothing less than the gold. In addition to the 18k P318+ it gilded last year, the Korean company now plans to another gold-plated handset.

The special-edition version of its triband SGH-D780 DuoS has a 2.1-inch display, 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a microSD card slot. And, if you look closely, you can see the Olympic rings.

It's a little surprising that the logo isn't more prominent, especially now that this is the official phone for the Russian Olympic Team, according to Gadgetell. But we certainly aren't going to complain, given some of the alternatives .

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