Samsung US announces a new enterprise edition of their phablet flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Unlike the normal edition, the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition is priced at $949 (same as the normal edition) which offers a plethora of business-specific features out of the box.
Factors that differentiate standard Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition:
Customization with Simplified Deployment & Management: This specific feature will enable the both Samsung and Knox configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air (E-FOTA) to help reduce downtime and simplify the complexity of enterprise-wide smartphone deployments. Knox Configure lets IT admins quickly, securely and remotely configure and deploy branded, custom mobile experiences. E-FOTA enables IT admins to comprehensively manage a fleet of devices through centralized OS and software version control and scheduled updates.
Enhanced Security & Business Continuity: The Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition brings traditional PC-class product life cycle support services to the smartphone. Devices receive regular monthly security updates for up to three years and purchase assurance that they can buy the same device model up to two years from availability.
Tech specifications: The Enterprise Galaxy Note 8 offers same 6.3-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with HRD capability. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core SoC and 6 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB).
With respect to optics, the device offers dual 12 MP cameras on the back with OIS with features like 4K video recording capability with Portrait mode. For the selfie enthusiasts, the device offers an 8 MP shooter with wide angle lens with improved low light photography.
Here are is the official product statement from Kerry McGonigal, CEO, Hyperion Partners—a member of Samsung Team of Empowered Partners:
“For years, our partners have been asking us for a Samsung flagship device they can standardize across their entire wireless ecosystem. They’ve asked that the device offer built-in and centralized device configuration and security solutions, and that it include the option to support both single-carrier and multi-carrier deployment strategies,” “The Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition is the solution we’ve been waiting for. It supports a wide range of customer budgets and procurement policies, and it provides the ideal complement to Hyperion’s Mobility-as-a-Service solution.”