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Galaxy S7 to drop mobile carriers' logo like iPhones: sources

All Headlines 10:08 March 01, 2016

By Kang Yoon-seung

SEOUL, March 1 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, may come without mobile carriers' logos inscribed on the back, industry sources said Tuesday, reflecting the firm's efforts to improve the aesthetics of its smartphones.

According to the sources, the Galaxy S7 to be released in South Korea will not come with mobile carriers' logo on the back, and also will delete "Samsung" from the front of the phone above the screen.

Samsung Electronics' spokesperson declined to clarify whether the rumors are true in South Korea as well as possible moves to extend this practice to the global market.

Industry sources said there has been a growing need for a "clean" Galaxy smartphone among Samsung fans, especially since main rival Apple Inc.'s iPhones come without the brand name inscribed on it, except for the symbolic apple on the back.

Samsung earlier said its latest metal-and-glass encased flagship devices will be available for sale on March 11 in 60 countries around the globe. Preorders for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will begin on March 4 in South Korea.

colin@yna.co.kr
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