Japan Galaxy Note 7 ditches the Samsung logo entirely, looks slicker for it

Japan Galaxy Note 7 ditches the Samsung logo entirely, looks slicker for it
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks poised to become a large-scale hit with consumers, we know from history that devices can change significantly dependent on region. For example, a version of the Note 7 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage is apparently coming, though only to the Chinese market. In Japan, meanwhile, it looks like the phablet will launch without any of the Korean firm's branding on either the front or the back. 

At first glance of the press images intended for Japan-based consumers, we'd say the device is more aesthetically pleasing thanks to the lack of branding. We're only talking minor details here, and one could argue that the presence of a logo adds a degree of legitimacy given the rife nature of fake smartphones. But for a clean, unblemished overall look and feel, we'll admit to being slightly envious of the Japanese Note 7 flavor, as minimalists far and wide will surely agree.

It's not the first time that Sammy has completely removed branding from a popular release. In fact, neither the Galaxy S7 nor the S7 edge have the famed logo etched on the front of the device in certain markets, including Japan and the firm's native Korea. But this is seemingly the first time the company's famous logo has been completely obscured on such a high-end handset. 

Do you agree that the logo-less model is easier on the eye? Let us know of your thoughts in the comments.

source: Hi-Tech (translated) via SamMobile



1. YOURDADkid unregistered

WTF Ben.R???? Are you serious? Now you will post this type of shiiiit story? Its edited pic!!!

8. Kumar123 unregistered

Why are you angry at Ben R? This is a indeed a news worthy story. Even Samsung worshipers blog like SamMobile featured it. Did you also yell at their writer as well? It shows how desperate Samsung is to sell their phone. It doesn't matter if they lose their identity as long as they sell their device. To be honest it looks better without huge logo.

24. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ray S might give this one a 10/10 score

28. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

SamMobile is a samsung worshipper blog ?? It is clear that you almost never follow them Your mind is just full of hate kid

29. YOURDADkid unregistered

Thanks, yes its full of hate kid!! You got problem with that brother??????

18. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This is not edited photo, Japan never put brand name. It is very common. Japan mostly only use courier logo not the brand logo. (except Apple that still can put iPhone).

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I prefer samsung logo than carrier logo :-(

20. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

go to sleep kid...

31. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Anyway! removing the name will not make it anti South Korean.

2. raju516

Posts: 19; Member since: May 05, 2016

If Sony is able to use their LOGO on their phones which are worst why SAMSUNG phones( which are relatively GOOD) have to remove the LOGO

6. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Bad reputation of Samsung in Japan... its all about perception. The same way that Japanese products are not popular in Korea.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Because of the historical conflict and grudge between Japan and South Korea. It has affected their socio-economic relationship.

19. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

Exactly. People don't try to find out why, they just start posting their useless comments. Samsung has loyal customers in Japan and she has to satisfy them. They have to look for a way to bypass the historical squabbles both countries have had to satisfy their belove customers. I think Samsung customers in Japan should be proud of Samsung for their efforts.

27. YOURDADkid unregistered

Waiting to read your answer for post # 22 from ibend! Let's see what you got Brother.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but why Japanese love iPhone? didn't iPhone country dropping something from bomber plane at world war2

32. ikgniw

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

@ibend: the conflict between South Korea and Japan is a current situation since they are disputing some islands. Also, from my subjective view, as SONY smartphone is lagged behind by Samsung day by day (whereas they started this game at the same time), Japanese hold a grudge against Samsung even more.

30. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

So true,,, the nationalists on both sides are simply pitting against each other so much that they cannot forgive and forget... But this is phonearena, not politicsarena. Anyway, hopefully this will be samsung's (aka galaxy mobile in Japan) big break there.

23. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

The reason is that Japanese are real nationalist and usually don't buy products from the competitors. This is the reason why they remove the name. Sony was a good brand, but slowed down in innovations and Samsung passed Sony. This isn't easily accepted by the Japanese.

26. YOURDADkid unregistered

"The reason is that Japanese are real nationalist and usually don't buy products from the competitors. " Then why do they buy iPhone (iShiiiit) with their logo?

3. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

you seriously need to go out and enjoy the weather while you can. an article about a logo of a phone which then looks slick?

4. Fona13A unregistered

Goophone sells a knockoff Samsung without the branding. Just saying.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I wish all smartphone brands remove their logo from the front Screen. I just don't get it why put it in both sides when one is enough and that is the back. To be honest one of the reasons for not owning a Samsung device is their Logo and the capacitive buttons.

11. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

But... these days all smartphones look so similar , what gives samsung smartphone a slightly different look are the loga and home button , whithout them is too plain. Imho


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

That's your preference, there is no right and wrong answer here. But i think the majority would agree that having a full screen without any bezels and any other distractions like the logo and keys is what the majority would want to have and it would be aesthetically pleasing.

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2271; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Taken out of Apple's checklist.

14. Unordinary unregistered


15. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Does he know that Apple doesn't write their name in bold on any part of the iPhone? I'm guessing he doesn't.

16. Unordinary unregistered

He meant that Apple refuses to write "APPLE" or have a huge ass  on the front of their phone, like on the home button or top bezel or something.

10. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

samsung, smart move(although logo on the back is okay) and i wish lg follows, for as long as i can remember, i don't like lg logo at all, no one in our house ever owned an lg smartphone, and tv, fridge or samsung or any electronic device that has lg logo is yet to find its way to our house!!!

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Samsungarena site! tablets, notes, galaxy's, J's, A's, mega's, mini's and on and on. yaawwwn

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