​Galaxy S7 Asiana Airlines version launched

A Knox-customised version of the Galaxy S7 for Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second largest airline company, has launched as part of Samsung's B2B drive.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S7 Asiana phone, a custom version of the flagship phone for Asiana Airlines customers, which members of Korea's second largest airline company can buy at a discount using their mileages.

The world's largest smartphone maker applied its mobile enterprise solution Knox on the specialty item to customise it best for flight use. It has an Asiana Airlines-themed booting screen and an app that allows customers to make reservations or view their flight tickets.

Any Asiana Airlines customers can buy the phone by using 50,000 points of their mileage and buy the phones at a reduced price at flyasiana.com.

SK Telecom, Korea's largest mobile carrier, will service the phones.

"We will continue to offer [the S7 to] both regular consumers and, through our Knox solution, our enterprise clients as well," said a Samsung spokesman.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have proven to be more popular than initially expected and have helped Samsung's mobile division achieve its highest profit in two years for the first quarter of this year. The firm seems to be expanding that popularity to the enterprise.

Samsung said it has been offering Knox-enabled handsets for airlines as well as education and distribution clients and will continue to do so going forward.

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