Images from sources of China’s TENNA reveal that, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are all set to go without their front facing Samsung OEM logo.
This is an ultimate trend that has been a hit. Samsung, however, is yet to make an official statement to clarify why this logo was removed in some territories like Japan, China and Korea. As stated before in the original piece, Japan removed the logo because it replaced the name Samsung with Galaxy. However, with Chinese and Korean S7 variants also following the league, the logo of Samsung is seen on the back side of the device.
It is possible that this step has been taken deliberately to make sure the devices look well refined, or may be marketing data has offered suggestions to customers in some of the major Asian markets that doesn’t want this logo.
Unarguably, carrier branding is the key to free promotion; however, customers usually prefer a clutter-free device. As such, manufacturer branding is almost everywhere, whether it is HTC or any other brand; not only on the handsets but you can see the logo even on the earpiece.
Strangely, Samsung’s South Korean site has some pictures showing the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge without the front-facing logo. In fact, it is missing from all those rendered pictures, though the rear log can be clearly visible.
So, the big question is – what’s going on? While Japanese domains don’t show interest in Samsung Galaxy devices, it’s not the same with Korea’s OEM home territory. So why isn’t there a front logo? Is it a mistake, or something else? Perhaps Koreans prefer the fact that Samsung’s Japanese variant doesn’t speak “Samsung” on the face of the device or may be Samsung has decided to go without this logo to have a more professional or profound appeal.