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

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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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Finally. This garbage should have ended ages ago.

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

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

3. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

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

4. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I prefer their Logo rather having their cap bloatware on it

5. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

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

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. kevv2288

Posts: 300; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Now. Let's talk about carrier bloat.

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