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Here is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon, Carrier Branded Home Button Included

You are looking at the first images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that is headed to Verizon. Yep, it looks exactly like the international Galaxy Note 2 that we played with earlier this week, but that is to be expected. After Samsung released the Galaxy S3 in one form factor across the globe, we sort of figured they would do the same with the new Note.

Well, there is one difference from the international version, and that would be the carrier branding we are seeing on the back and…wait for it…on the physical home button. As you can see pictured below, Verizon has decided that the physical home button is the perfect spot for their name to be blasted across. I’m actually a little speechless on this one. I can only hope that this is some test unit and that retail units won’t have a “Verizon” home button, but that would probably be silly of me.

I guess the giant “Verizon 4G LTE” on the back of a 5.5″ device just wasn’t enough. Now, every time you press “Home” you get a reminder of who your daddy is.

What do you think? Will the Verizon logo make retail units?

Cheers Sean!

  • Codie

    We can cover the branding on front and back with a sticker, white or silver nail polish or replace it with parts from broken galaxy note 2 on eBay from other notes that has no sticker. Even if we don’t do any of that, I think that after a while of using the note it won’t bother as much. Verizon, please don’t do it again with your next phones. Especially when it is our phones that we pay you for. It’s like branding someone’s butt and they’re stuck with it for life and that is invading someone’s personal property without their permission. Thank you.

  • Vicky Mudher

    i just my note2
    5 days ago in u.k

  • B

    I dont mind it at all really!

  • I cannot wait!!!

    • Well yes I can (due to contract)… =D but I’m so looking forward to getting this phone and it’s 10.1 big brother

  • Bryan

    OMG! Who cares if its got that little emblem on the home key .. I’m just excited about the possibility that Verizon will be carrying this phone.. just be thankful and not so Nit-pickey