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Samsung Electronics Co. unveils an 18-carat gold-plated mobile phone in commemoration of next year's Beijing Olympics. The company, the world's third-largest manufacturer of mobile phones, has yet to set a price or decide a launch date for the device, dubbed the P318, said Samsung.
updated 7/18/2007 3:48:29 PM ET 2007-07-18T19:48:29

Samsung Electronics Co. will make a special 18-carat gold-plated mobile phone in China to mark next year's Olympics in Beijing.

The sleek-looking phone, dubbed the P318, is mostly deep black in color, with the gold placed in the trim along the sides and covering the bottom half of its back.

A price or launch date has yet to be set, Samsung spokeswoman Lee Soo-jeong said.

"This is going to be strictly sold and launched to the Chinese market," she said. "It's basically a phone to commemorate and celebrate the Beijing Olympics."

Samsung is the world's third-largest manufacturer of mobile phones.

The Summer Games take place Aug. 8-24, 2008.

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