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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!

  • Marcos

    What about the battery on this big boy. Does anyone know expected talk time, stand-b time. The big screen must suck a lot of power.

  • GNote2x

    I dont care if they wallpaper the entire back of the phone. I will get an extended batter with new cover. lol – I just want the phone or should I say FAT Phablet

  • DROIDX90

    This picture is not the Note 1 or 2. It is clearly the S3. nice try author of this article.!!

    • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

      Pretty crappy job of Photoshopping, at that. Notice the different dates and times in the same weather widget.

      • Will

        The time in the small print is the time the weather information was last synchronized.

        • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

          I get that, but who doesn’t synchronize a weather app for three days?

          It’s really not the important now, particularly since it was revealed today that the Note 2 is coming to VZW, as well as AT&T and T-Mobile.

      • Osborne195

        Those are in fact “different dates and times”, the reason being: pretty sure one date is the actual date and time, and the other is when the widget was last updated.

        I’m not saying I’m 100% sure it’s real, but nobody is THAT dumb man…they would take a bit more time that that to fool an entire community.

      • NachoKingP

        That date on the bottom isn’t the current date, it’s the last update date. That’s why there’s a refresh button next to it. That particular phone might not have had a wifi connection for a few days, and probably doesn’t have a cell connection as it’s an unreleased phone. That is an entirely possible screen, not necessarily ‘shopped due to the dates.

    • NachoKingP

      It’s too big to be the S3. The Note 2 looks like a bigger S3, and from what I’ve seen of people actually using the Note 2, this is consistent with those,

  • Dave R

    That’s clearly a plastic protective cover that ships with the device that covers the whole screen. Thank god…that would be a terrible mistake.

  • fauxshizzl

    The only good thing I can say about the Bionic is the carrier branding scraped right off with a penny. This just makes a pretty phone ugly.

  • Jeff “Big Red”

    Rofl! They just knew I was sticking a case on that bad boy. So they did what any company that wants to cram its branding down our throats and put it where we wouldn’t remove it. Not like our battery cover on the G Nex…lol

  • Knlegend1

    They’re kidding me right? Lol we need reminding of what network we are on.

  • Giovanna

    I’ve waited an entire year for the Galaxy Note on Verizon. I could care less where they put their brand. I just WANT THIS PHONE! And soon!

  • SAMBO

    I swear carriers would brand their customers if they could.

  • Stew

    What’s the big deal? There are two parts to the mobile phone industry. Manufacturers and carriers. Just like the auto industry. Manufacturers and dealerships. No one complains about the dealership’s logo on cars. why should we complain about a small verizon logo on a phone?

  • Larry

    Where is my sharpie?

  • Paul Craven

    That definitely looks like a sticker, especially if you look at the full size image.

    But what are those dots/lines on the bottom sides of the front?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Graham-Cluck/1848256183 Graham Cluck

    I don’t mind it too much. At least it’s not as huge as on the RAZR…

  • James Hill

    Verizon on the Button? Were they drunk?

  • Guest

    As this thing will probably barely fit into my pocket as it is, I don’t see being able to put a case on it as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertLeBlanc17 Robert LeBlanc

    If there is no other logo on the front, then it seems this is going to be the place for it. That really does suck though and I’ll probably be putting a dab of the wife’s nail polish on that button the day I get the phone.

  • anon

    One has to ask what the pattern of dahses and dots are and if those have something to do with the logo. They look like hidden sensors and leds but obviously they are not so maybe decals on a film that is still stuck to the phone. They seem to have the same tint of grey as the V in the logo.

  • Fleg

    Fake!

  • guest

    As many times as u press that home button in one day that Verizon logo will wear out in one month.

  • taron19119

    It’s a photo shop that’s the galaxy s 3 cause the galaxy note 2 has 5 icons in a row not 4

    • note_lover

      true..now maybe everyone can stop complaining!

  • Bakani

    Time to see if the button is the same as the Galaxy SIII…. if SO, then it will be a parts order and button swap! =P

  • crow

    You girls are getting a little over-revved over a button, aren’t you? What gets my attention, are they really going to butt colored?

  • phabletlover

    just give me a date… I want that fatty phablet

  • Deb

    If this is True that Verizon is going to carry Note 2, who care??? It’s like looking at a house to buy and not seeing past the cosmetic improvements. Like one guy said use white out!
    I for one will be focusing on the amazing 5.5″ screen!

  • dsg&ncb

    I’m just glad Verizon is getting the phone, not worried about a logo

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnAdamBenson Adam Benson

    This has got to be photoshopped. Where it says “Galaxy Note II” on the back, its pretty crooked.

    • http://www.facebook.com/JohnAdamBenson Adam Benson

      Also there has got to be LTE is Austin

  • Marlon06

    I’n bout ready to Jump ship from verizon.. sick of the lock down problems..

  • Di

    Why do you care???? I don’t. If I press it and it does what it was designed to do, I’m happy whatever it says.

  • Superdroid

    hyperventilating!

  • http://twitter.com/Clarkkent434 Ellis Owens

    The man is really stupid. In the first picture he show his account name in top right. Won’t take long before people find him in Austin and see if it a sticker or not.

  • Hatyrei

    I wonder if Verizon’s logo will evolve to something awesome lol.

  • fanboy1974

    This phone could be hot pink with yellow daisies sprinkled all over the place and I still would buy it. It took me a long time to get over my last stylus based phone; the HTC Touch pro 2. I miss the stylus and with this new S-Pen technology it will be hard to get away from it again. With this phone I can sell my Nexus 7. Excellent tablet but this phone will meet all my needs.

    • Superdroid

      LOL… I feel the same way.. more than ready.

    • Locombiano

      I’m right there with you, sign me up please!

  • boe_d

    This phone is nearly perfect other than the PPI. The PPI could definitely use a big upgrade in the Note 3 but I may very well get the Note 2 to hold me over. The resolution of the screen is really the only thing I would want improved in the near future.

    I hope this one has Gorilla glass. According to a few people, even though the GSM verison of the S3 got gorrilla glass and Verizon said the S3 would have gorilla glass, it doesn’t actually have gorilla glass and is prone to scratching.

  • Bewara2009

    I’ll juist use whiteout on that Bitch!

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Oh man… I have to change my pants now! 3 more carriers to go!

  • KOBALT

    Let’s just ask him. His name is TwoHitta on the LS2 Forums >.<

  • PhoneGod

    Photo has to be fake? Right?

  • PhoneGod

    lmao

  • Diablo81588

    God that looks stupid, but then again, so does the home button.

  • Diablo81588

    Lol.. Who’s yo daddy.

  • jay_peter

    Apple would never let this happen.

  • http://twitter.com/frice2003 Frank Rice

    Branding is a concern when I assume most people just stick their phones in an Otterbox case which would kind of block this all up anyway? Weird…I’m more concerned about if the bootloader is locked and how much it’s going to cost personally.

  • interstellarmind

    Locked or unlocked? That is the biggest question.

  • W. Paul Schenck

    I would just prefer that they loose the physical button and use on-screen buttons as Google intended.

  • r0lct

    I’ll take it in black…with a black home button…

    • DROID VADAR

      …and white verizon logo lol

  • FAL_Fan

    If it is indeed a permanent mark on the front I most assuredly will scrape it off with my knife.

  • George264

    If this is real, I will probably start mass producing stickers. ;3 I could make so much…

  • Manbearpig

    Im just glad they decided to carry it. I hope someones balls got smushed in a car door for not carrying the first note

  • PAULUS

    TAKE MY MONEY!!! NAUWGH!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RangoM Mikael Katina

    I want this phone, but will NOT be buying if it does actually have that Verizon logo on the button. Gross.

    • corymcnutt

      What are we? Like 6 years old! You won’t buy a phone because of a logo on the button! What is this world coming too? We are like a bunch of cry babies.

      • note_lover

        I agree, boo hoo!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/RangoM Mikael Katina

          Nope! Don’t care if it’s immature. I used my upgrade which means the next phone I buy will be full price. It’s my money so why would I spend $600+ on a phone that isn’t physically appealing to me?