If you live in the land of rising sun, then let me announce that cruel times have settled in. We have seen the upcoming phones in japan and none of them are what you would expect from a country that has once been at the pinnacle of the smartphone world. missing in action are the latest and greatest smartphones from around the globe. Manufacturers have been reluctant to bring in their wares and as a result of that, the Galaxy S7 has foregone the Japanese region leaving many fans disappointed.
The three major carriers have announced their line-up for the summer and the likes of the Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5 are missing from the list. This action can be attributed to the lack of interest among the consumers for these phones. japan is now ruled by smartphones such as Xperia line, iPhone, and Aquos by sharp.
Some of the phones are not that expensive and come sim free. Japanese users have slowly foregone the flagships and embraced good enough phone that costs a third of a flagship.
Samsung which goes by the name Galaxy in the region has had a disappointing 2015 with lacklustre sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. As a result of this, Samsung reverted its efforts to bring the Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 edge+ to the region.
But not everything is lost. NTT will be the sole carrier offering the Galaxy S7 Edge to the Japanese users but will come at an astronomical cost shooing the consumers further.