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There will be no carrier branding on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

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There will be no carrier branding on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Many U.S. carriers are no longer branding their logo on the body of new handsets. The nation's largest carrier, Verizon, was considered the worse of the bunch at one time, with its distinctive check mark symbol stamped on the rear cover of many different models. The AT&T logo also has adorned the back of many high profile units, sticking out like a sore thumb. The peak of this insanity took place with the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Not only was the Verizon logo printed nice and large on the rear cover of the screen, it also was printed on the phablet's home button. That move was considered to be very controversial at the time.

Here is some news that you might consider surprising. There is no carrier branding at all on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. Sure, both models feature splash screens with the appropriate carrier logo staring out at users from the screen. But that is nothing compared to the AT&T "ball" on the back of the LG G6, which is about the size of the fingerprint scanner.

Even though the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ leave plenty of room on the back for Verizon and AT&T to tattoo their logos in large print, both carriers appear to have decided that they shouldn't do anything that would mar the unique and gorgeous design of Samsung's new flagship phones. And since we've never heard a consumer argue that they wish their phone had more carrier branding, we're sure that you agree with them.


source: TheVerge

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posted on 21 Apr 2017, 00:52 12

1. Luuthian (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Finally. This garbage should have ended ages ago.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 00:52 3

2. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


Good riddance. Brand recognition is no excuse for displays of ostentatiousness.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 01:02 2

3. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


All these carrier logos are stuck in the late 1990's.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 01:51 3

4. vijay.alapati (Posts: 179; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


I prefer their Logo rather having their cap bloatware on it

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 02:14

5. SleeperOne (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


How about none of those since good looking phones should run good without illicit usage data collectors draining the battery.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 02:20

6. phonehome (Posts: 809; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I don't care about carrier branding on the phone (unless with the iPhone which never had it), and in a way kind of like it as it guarantees the phone (especially for non-'techies') to be compatible with the carrier.

Then of course on the software side there is bloatware which should always have the option to be completely uninstalled. But at least the now 64GB in Samsung's flagship makes that easier to tolerate.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 05:44

7. kevv2288 (Posts: 145; Member since: 30 Jul 2015)


Samsung told them no carrier logos because there is no samsung logo on the front anymore so they want samsung on the back not a Verizon or AT&T logo.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 09:44

8. jeroome86 (Posts: 1853; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Now. Let's talk about carrier bloat.

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