The Samsung Galaxy S8 aims to redefine the traditional smartphone design and format, and all elements it carries help achieve that goal: it's Infinity Display, a gorgeous screen that's nearly bezel-less; a lustrous glass back panel that delivers a visual oomph with its ever-changing ombre; and well, the lack of any carrier logos.
No More Carrier Logos On The Back Of Samsung Galaxy S8
Yes, regardless of which carrier you''ll get the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus from, they won't come with the respective logos on the front — there's just no space — or even on the back.
U.S. Android smartphone owners, especially those under mobile contracts, usually have phones with carrier logos printed on the body. T-Mobile and Sprint have largely gravitated away from this of late, but Verizon and AT&T have so far been relentless with their own stamps.
But with the Galaxy S8, there's nada. No Verizon or AT&T logo to be seen. Just the gorgeous back, and along it the Samsung logo, the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus imprint, and some subtle certification stamps down the nether area.
Apple, for the record, has always been staunchly against imprinting third-party brands on its iPhone devices. Perhaps Samsung took note and decided to follow suit, thinking that carrier logos shouldn't tamper with the gorgeous design of its newest flagships.
Carrier Splash Screens Are Still A Thing, Though
It's different on the software side, however. Samsung hasn't escaped carrier branding when booting up the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Power them on and you'll meet the respective splash screens of carriers, alongside carrier-related bloatware preinstalled. But at least these splash screens are only nuisances for a short time.
So there you go. No matter which carrier you buy the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus from, you'll still get an untampered design, just like everybody else who'll purchase it will.
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung's latest flagship pair, announced late March and hitting shelves April 21. It's Samsung's latest comeback effort after the Note 7, which will go down in history as the most fiery phone Samsung had to offer — in the most literal sense of the word.
The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED curved Infinity Display with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 at 570 ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
On the back of the device is a 12-megapixel dual pixel camera with optical image stabilization. It can record 4K video at 30 fps, 1080p video at 60 fps, and slow motion 720p video at 240 fps. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies.
For a full specs list of the two handsets, check out our previous article covering the unveiling.
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