Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones launched in Japan are different from the ones seen in the West. Well, its not the specs or the colour. In fact, it is the company logo which is prominently displayed in all the smartphones is missing in the Japanese editions.
Earlier too, Samsung had done away with the branding in the Japanese and Chinese version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones version
Although the South Korean giant has not clearly mentioned the reason behind doing this, it could be because of the strained relation among the East Asian countries since World War 2. As per reports from The Guardian, the tension between South Korea and Japan has spilled out from politics into the trade industry, especially since Japan elected Shinzo Abe to the Prime Minister's office.
This has adversely affected the sale of Samsung goods in Japan which is the world's third largest economy. Although Samsung sells the highest number of smartphones in the world, it holds just 5% of the Japanese smartphone market in 2014 and 2015 according to the report from Counterpoint Research.