Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition, an Unlocked by Samsung Galaxy smartphone designed for the enterprise and SMB market.
The Note8 Enterprise Edition brings enterprise-level customization, management, support and security enhancements to the acclaimed Galaxy Note8, making it a truly “business-first” offering for the product line.
Eric McCarty, Vice President, Mobile B2B Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America said,
“Modern enterprises are dealing with a conflict when it comes to their mobile strategies—a push and pull between what they require of IT to keep organizations secure and productive, and what their employees have come to expect when using mobile devices,”
“We call this the IT Paradox, and the Note8 Enterprise Edition helps solve it by providing simple and comprehensive tools for IT to manage and secure their mobile environment, while giving users a device they will love.”
Key features and benefits of the Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition include:
- Customization with Simplified Deployment & Management: The Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition offers both Samsung 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 lifecycle 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.
Schedule updates to your organization’s unlocked devices to keep employees secure and productive with Samsung E-FOTA (Enterprise firmware over-the-air) and remotely provision one or many of your devices and customize the experience right out of the box with the cloud-based Knox Configure tool.
Enterprise firmware over-the-air (E-FOTA) updates with the Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition give you complete control. It lets you schedule updates to your organization’s unlocked devices, so they always have the right firmware and software. With E-FOTA your team’s devices are always compatible with your company’s solutions and every device stays a secure one.
Admins can specify an OS firmware version to deploy so that firmware-over-the-air updates are either blocked, or only allowed for upgrades to the latest version. No user interaction is needed and device OS versions can be updated without interrupting your team and ensure all employee devices consistently run the same OS version. Updates can also be scheduled allowing you to efficiently manage your device fleet with the ability to schedule OS updates during non-business hours across all devices at once.
With the Galaxy Note8, users get a bigger Infinity Display that fits comfortably in one hand and an improved S Pen for taking notes in Screen off memo or quickly annotating documents and photos. Galaxy Note8 features the best-ever smartphone camera to capture stunning photos, along with enhanced Samsung DeX1 capabilities, for those who need to extend their mobile experience seamlessly to the desktop —whether they’re in the field, at the office or at home.
The phone is built on the Galaxy foundation—a collection of unique features and capabilities that, together, have redefined the mobile experience. Those include IP68 water and dust resistance, fast wireless charging and powerful performance with 6GB RAM, a 10nm processor and expandable memory. Rock solid security is provided through choice of biometric authentication methods and Samsung’s defense-grade Knox security platform.
Kerry McGonigal, CEO, Hyperion Partners—a member of Samsung Team of Empowered Partners said,
“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 Note8 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.”
The Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition is immediately available for order through authorized Samsung channel partners. The Note8 Enterprise Edition will be available for $994 per device.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Specifications
|Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition|
|DISPLAY||6.3” Quad HD + Super AMOLED Infinity Display|
|PROCESSOR||Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad) 64 bit, 10nm Application Processor|
|NETWORK||LTE Cat 16|
|DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT||6.4” x 2.9” x 0.34” / 6.9 oz.|
|CAMERA||Rear|12MP 2X Telephoto Lens with OIS|
|12MP Wide Lens Camera with OIS|
|Front|8MP AF (F1.7) + Iris Scanner|
|Wired and Wireless Fast Charging , Wireless Charging Compatible with WPC and PMA|
|MEMORY/STORAGE||Memory: 6GB RAM/ Storage: 64GB, Expandable Up to 256GB with Additional MicroSD Card|
|AUDIO||MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF|
|VIDEO||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO 1024 QAM|
|Bluetooth® v5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+|
|USB Type-C, NFC|
|Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint, Geomagnetic, Gyro, Hall, Heart Rate, Iris, Pressure, Proximity, RGB Light|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Knox™ 2.98, Samsung Dex9, Bixby® (Voice10, Vision, Home, Reminder), Samsung Connect11, Samsung Pass, Samsung Cloud, Samsung Health12, Samsung Pay13 (NFC, MST), Samsung Internet|