Samsung intros Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition models

Samsung intros Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition models
Samsung launched Enterprise Edition versions of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 back in October, but they were initially released in Europe. The former went on sale in the United States one month later for the same price as the regular model.

Today, the South Korean handset maker unveiled two new Enterprise Edition models, which will be first available for purchase in Germany: Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8. According to Samsung, they will sell for €849 and €499, respectively.

Hardware-wise, there aren't too many differences between the Enterprise Edition and regular Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 models. The most important is the fact that the Enterprise Edition variants come with dual-SIM support, but similar regular models are available in Asia as well.

What sets them apart from the standard Galaxy S9 and A8 phones is the fact that they come with Knox Configure (Dynamic Edition) and Enterprise Firmware Over-the-Air (E-FOTA). The former enables corporate IT managers to remotely configure a massive number of Samsung handsets to work in specific operations and situations, while the latter allows firmware updates to be selectively installed on many devices at the same time through a compatible Mobile Device Management (MDM) system.


Moreover, Samsung offers a two-year manufacturer's warranty for the Galaxy S9 Enterprise Edition, as well as security updates for no less than four years (monthly for the first three years and quarterly for the fourth year). As far as the Galaxy A8 goes, Samsung offers the same two years of manufacturer's warranty, along with monthly security updates for three years.

Samsung says both Enterprise Edition smartphones will be available for purchase in Germany in April, but we expect at least one of them (the Galaxy S9) to arrive in the United States a few months later.

Related phones

Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Be_Mine

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I wonder why Phonearena never made a post on the new Samsung Galaxy S9 getting the highest Camera and Display rating ever being given to any smartphones by Dxomark and DisplayMate respectively, till now. They were one of the first to rave about the iPhone X getting the best display rating a few months ago.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Eh! I'm surprised that your comment has nothing to do with this article.

4. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Samsung being the common denominator though.

7. Be_Mine

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

@NateDiaz Last time I checked. This is an article about the S9. So I made a comment concerning the S9.

5. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

@ Be_Mine, you can try using phoneArena's tip us link. I've used twice before. https://www.phonearena.com/tipus

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

phonearena obviously knows but don't care.

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Phonearena knows this this is like the 3rd person in the comments I seen point it out

8. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I was about to say the same thing

12. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Because Samsung having the best display and camera is something understood by default.

10. fyah_king unregistered

Samsung s9+ has the best camera and display. It's the best ever!!!!:)

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not very fond of Samsung phones personally, but in an enterprise environment, they work like a charm. The only downside of having Samsung phones preinstalled for an MDM environment (and not having to add them manually), is that you need a Samsung EMM partner to supply the phones.

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