The Galaxy S3 has landed in style, breaking all sorts of records and generally impressing people with its unequivocal amazingness. Such is the success of the phone that it’s hardly surprising that Samsung are already working on spin-off models of it.
Samsung are now working on releasing a SAFE (Samsung Approved for Business)-branded version of their flagship smartphone. This will be Samsung’s first SAFE device, and will feature such fancy enterprise-oriented features as AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Managament (MDM) solutions.
To start with, the SAFE-branded S3s will be available at the five major US carriers of the phone, with no mention of a release date for Europe and the UK as yet (we’ve got in touch with Samsung about this, and will keep you updated).
In their press release, Samsung have stated:
‘This collaboration, coupled with the testing process, creates solutions that are optimized for SAFE devices and enterprise use including adoption within regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services and government.’
As well as the fancy new business features, all the things that made the S3 great will still be there as well, including the quad-core processor, 8MP camera, Android 4.0 and exclusive Samsung features such as S-Beam and S-Voice.