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Samsung to Sell Galaxy S8 Through Tech Data, Ingram Micro, Resellers

Samsung Galaxy S8

A number of big–name resellers and distributors are getting their hands on Samsung’s newest, cutting-edge smartphones.

The Korean manufacturing giant announced that unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available through six resellers and four distributors, in addition to multiple retailers.

Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data and Vertex Wireless are the distributors targeting the enterprise, and the resellers are CDW, Connection, Insight, SHI, PCM and Zones.

The company says businesses can use the unlocked devices to avoid burdensome contracts and customize their network choices and plans.

“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 company said.

Samsung says its partnerships with enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers will give the phones “seamless compatibility” with single-sign-on and VPN solutions.

“Samsung devices can seamlessly integrate into an existing IT infrastructure, through Samsung’s provisioning, implementation, training and deployment, and ongoing support,” the announcement said.

Samsung says it built its Knox security platform, which uses five layers of authentication, into the S8 and S8+ phones. A mobile configuration process lets IT departments do bulk configurations for employees while making custom settings for specific workers. Both phones use the Android 7.0 operating system, have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

Samsung unveiled the S8 and S8+ March 29 this year, replacing the S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung’s latest announcement means Target.com, Ebay, Amazon and Best Buy also will sell the phones.


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