Less than a week ago Samsung made official the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, two of their main flagship smartphones for 2016. There’s a lot to explore about these devices and Samsung fans around the world will be able to put their hands on the new Galaxies from March 11 and on, including large markets such as South Korea, US, and China. When you look at a Samsung phone, you can tell it comes from the Korean maker right away, because of the big branding in the front panel. However, three days ago we got the news that Galaxy S7’s to be sold in the company’s home country won’t have the Samsung logo in the front. According to new information, it seems like the branding will be absent in China too.
If confirmed, it won’t be the first time Samsung hide their branding: last year, Japanese variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge didn’t come with the logo, and the entire Samsung business in the country had their name removed from it, with the Galaxy name used instead. While the Japanese case can be explained as a response to diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan, it is not clear why Samsung might be doing it in their country and China. The information came in the form of leaked images from Chinese communications authority TEENA, where the new Galaxies have to be certified in order for them to operate in the country. The rear logo will still be present, though. This is an interesting move and puts Samsung on par with almost every other smartphone maker in the world, as you usually won’t see a big company logo in the upper front area of a device.
If you are unfamiliar with the overall specs, both handsets are powered by either a Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm or an Exynos 8890 from Samsung, both octa-core SoCs and the one you will get depends on where you are. There are 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards of up to 200 GB. The Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S7 Edge has a larger 5.5-inch panel, and both come with an awesome set of features. As previously mentioned, both devices will arrive in 60 countries by March 11, and Samsung intends to sell up to 5 million units in the first batch, with 40 million for the whole year.