​Samsung unveils customized enterprise versions of Galaxy S8

Samsung is upping the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus' enterprise appeal by launching customized versions catered for the needs of business partners.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung Electronics has unveiled three new enterprise versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that are customized for local partners and their customers.

The South Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S8 HanaCard, Galaxy S8 Shinsegae, and Galaxy S8 K-Bank editions of the phones at its press conference in South Korea.

The phones are Knox-customized for increased security and have UI and UX catered to the partnered companies' needs.

The HanaCard edition allows the use of membership points offered by the credit card company, and customers can check their payment schedules and make mobile payments. The Shinsegae edition is for use of the retailer's employees.

The K-Bank edition is catered to its namesake internet bank's services such as opening accounts and transferring money.

Senior executives of the firm said it will launch more enterprise editions of the phone going forward by collaborating with new partners.

It is not yet known whether it will partner with foreign firms to launch similar editions abroad.

It follows the firm's announcement of the Galaxy S8 Asiana Airlines edition earlier this week, which comes with apps that allow the viewing of flight schedules and ticket bookings, as well as memory chip services.

The company also launched a Samsung Lions edition of the phones for fans of the namesake baseball team in Korea.

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