Samsung's Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition
Samsung's Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition is now available in the U.S. for pre-order. Samsung

Samsung announced Wednesday its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition, is available in the U.S. market.

Samsung is trying to tap into business-centered consumers with the new smartphone. The new device is “designed for the enterprise and SMB market,” the company said in the announcement.

“The Note 8 Enterprise Edition brings enterprise-level customization, management, support and security enhancements to the acclaimed Galaxy Note8, making it a truly “business-first” offering for the product line,” Samsung said in a press release.

The device comes with software focused on business and work, like Samsung Knox Configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air. Those features are put in place to make it easier for IT admins to remotely configure and deploy devices across the company, and also allows admins to manage a large number of devices. The Note8 lessens complications for IT employees when setting up and configuring a device for a user.

Samsung said the Enterprise devices will receive regular monthly security updates for up to three years.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition Features

The Note8 Enterprise Edition is based on the original Note 8 model. Samsung had previously released the Galaxy Note 8 in September, with a $930 starting price.

The Note8 Enterprise Edition features a 6.3-inch Quad HD and Super AMOLED Infinity Display. It has a 6GB RAM and 64GB storage that can be expanded to 256GB with an additional MicroSD Card. The Note8 includes a 3300 mAh8 battery and supports wireless charging. The device has IP68 water and dust resistance, 10nm processor and can also be connected to DeX1, which allows people to use their smartphone like a computer.

Samsung said the smartphone captures “stunning” photos. The device sports a 8MP AF front camera that includes the iris scanner, and a rear 12MP 2X telephoto lens with OIS and a 12MP wide lens camera with OIS.

Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition Pre-Order Date And Price

The upgrade to the Note 8 comes unlocked and is currently available in the U.S. for pre-order through authorized Samsung channel partners. The company had already released the Note8 in Germany earlier this month.

The smartphone comes with a hefty cost, $994, only five dollars less than Apple’s iPhone X.

“Modern enterprises are dealing with a conflict when it comes to their mobile strategies—a push and pull between what they require of IT to keep organizations secure and productive, and what their employees have come to expect when using mobile devices,” Eric McCarty, vice president of mobile product marketing at Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement. “We call this the IT Paradox, and the Note8 Enterprise Edition helps solve it by providing simple and comprehensive tools for IT to manage and secure their mobile environment, while giving users a device they will love.”

McCarty talked more in-depth about the smartphone in this video shared by Samsung: