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Galaxy Note 7 does not feature Samsung’s logo in Japan

There was something unusual about the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge that Samsung launched in Japan last year. The handsets didn’t feature the company’s logo on the front. We saw Samsung do this again with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in Japan, South Korea as well as China, and now it’s ditching the logo once again for the Galaxy Note 7 in Japan. Press materials for this handset meant for customers in Japan show that the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t have a Samsung logo on the front and even on the back.

Samsung has not yet said anything about its decision to remove its logo from one of the best handsets it has ever created. It can’t really be said for sure why Samsung would do something like this but it’s bound to have solid reasoning for it. Japan may be the only market where the Galaxy Note 7 is released sans branding because there haven’t been any reports yet of Samsung removing its logo from the new flagship  in other markets. I think many will agree that the Galaxy Note 7 actually looks quite sleek without the corporate branding, what do you think?

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TriplXTrigga
TriplXTrigga

Well I’m just glad we’re getting it over here. We got the Note Edge(what I’m using now) but not the Note 5. I just hope they don’t brand a big docomo logo on the back.

TokyoGuy
TokyoGuy

Quite a misinformed post. First of all, Samsung’s Japanese website has featured logoless images for weeks now. Second of all, Japan has been removing the Samsung logo for years now, even as far back as 2014 when the Galaxy Note Edge released.

Moving on, South Korea has a Galaxy Note 7 without a front logo, along with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. China also received the S7 devices without front logos.

wordsley
wordsley

Definitely looks better with the logo removed from the front and back, if I had a choice I would say removed from the front, I wish Samsung would do this in the UK

Stam1987
Stam1987

My opinion is that without the brand it looks like these cheap chinese mobile phones with 50-80$. But I like it in pitch black…At least with logo only on the front.The back at 90% of cases its hidden behind a case…
But then…its just my opinion…

omuculopata
omuculopata

I also like the version without a logo. I know what brand my phone is and nobody else is looking at my phone, so why put a big kitschy logo above the screen? Many people also choose to buy their cars without the model name and engine size on the back. Maybe they should do that in every country, at least allow the customers to choose whether they want a logo or not.

micklord49
micklord49

I’ve heard it suggested this is because the Japanese are quite racist towards the Koreans (I am not saying they are, just that I’ve heard it reported that they are. However, Japanese do tend to refer to Japanese citizens of Korean descent as Zainichi – which means foreign citizen), hence not having a Korean name on the device.

superg05
superg05

that is what i heard is why they don’t add logo because there brand is discriminated against in Japan since it’s foreign just like they do foreigners brands aren’t safe either

micklord49
micklord49

I think they like a lot of British brands though (like Cath Kidston Liberty and Burberry)

alozide
alozide

All these Asian countries get preferences of no logo and higher specifications of their versions of samsung devices while the rest of the world settle for what samsung gives.

s2insider
s2insider

Not all Asian, all devices in Thailand and neighbor countries still get the both front and back logo variant. Those no logo variant as far as I know only Japan and Korea maybe China too

alozide
alozide

“All these Asian countries” doesn’t mean All Asian countries, just the mentioned Japan, Korea, China etc.
As you read from older and present articles here about none logo and/or higher specifications variations of samsung devices that these countries get preferences to and not the rest of the world.

s2insider
s2insider

I always wanted to buy Samsung device from Japan. Even S7 that I’ve got, I still regret not buying it from japan. Really like the no logo version.

superg05
superg05

that brand lets you know its not a knock off

s2insider
s2insider

Logo on the back is OK but I still prefer no front logo. Knock off or not China knock off phone are now getting better. They made the Samsung logo like genuine. I’ve just watch from someone compare S7 Edge original vs knock off in Youtube.

TokyoGuy
TokyoGuy

So you regret not buying it from a country where carriers put horrific amounts of bloatware on every device sold, will not unlock said devices for 6 months, and where OTA updates can take months upon months to be rolled out after international deployment if they are released at all.

s2insider
s2insider

I’m in South east Asia. I’m lucky that my carrier doesn’t have much of bloatware like carriers in US. All device I’ve used (S2,S4) including the S7 now are always at least 1 month delayed of OTA updates. Guess what just an hour ago I’ve just receive the 153mb OTA update that was in the Sammobile news about a month ago and yes I’ve check for update every single day when I woke up.