RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ –– June 12, 2017 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now available for enterprise buyers through resellers CDW, Insight, Connection, SHI, PCM and Zones and distributors Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data, Vertex Wireless, as well as for individual purchase through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Ebay and Target.com. The devices work on most U.S. and international networks, empowering users with freedom to standardize and customize based on organizational needs and providing an optimal user experience with fewer pre-loaded applications.

The unlocked versions of the smartphones offer the same cutting-edge innovation as Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in late April. Featuring an always-on Infinity Display with near bezel-less design, the phones also boast smarter performance with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built upon the Galaxy foundation of IP68 water and dust resistance1, MicroSD2 support up to 256GB, and fast3 and wireless charging.

A Complete Solution

Unlocked by Samsung devices not only enable the freedom to choose the right contract-free device for longer term business and individual needs, they also allow access to preferred networks and plans at any moment—whether local or abroad. Samsung devices can seamlessly integrate into an existing IT infrastructure, through Samsung’s provisioning, implementation, training and deployment, and ongoing support.

Samsung partners with top EMM providers to enable seamless compatibility with most EMM, SSO and VPN solutions. Samsung Knox4 Mobile Enrollment enables easy bulk configurations, while Knox Custom Configurator allows for customization of the user experience for specific employees.

Enterprise-ready, Defense-Grade Security

Samsung Knox4 is built into Galaxy S8 and S8+ with five-layer authentication, protecting critical business data while allowing private access to personal data. Samsung Knox is also certified by 29 government organizations, and Samsung Knox 2.6 received the most “strong” ratings of any mobile security platform in the Gartner “Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms” report. Finally, through Samsung’s security update regime, Unlocked by Samsung devices are kept up to date with the latest security patches to keep hackers out and organizational data safe.

Product Specifications

Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
OSAndroid 7.0
NetworkLTE Cat.16 *
*May differ by markets and mobile operators
Dimension148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
APOcta core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process
*May differ by markets and mobile operators*
Memory4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB
*May differ by markets and mobile operators*
Display5.8” (146.5mm) * Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (570ppi)6.2” (158.1mm) * Quad HD+ (2960x1440), (529ppi)
* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
CameraRear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front : 8MP AF (F1 .7)
Battery3,000 mAh, 3,500 mAh,
Fast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA 3
*Fast wireless chargers sold separately
PaymentNFC, MST
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
Bluetooth ® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor , RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM
All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
1 Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
2 MicroSD sold separately.
3 Fast charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions.  Results may vary.  Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
4 Full Samsung Knox suite available for additional licensing fee. Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
5 Hevesi, P. “Mobile Device Security: A Comparison of Platforms.” Gartner, Inc.   https://www.gartner.com/doc/3276422/mobile-device-security-comparison-platforms.
For more details, visit www.samsung.com.