A lot of businesses give their employees a choice only between either the current Samsung flagship products or the iPhone. It's IT policy where I work for sure. Maybe the everyday consumer can walk away, but many professionals are going to be hit hard if/when such a thing occurs.
Furthermore, this battery issue isn't just limited to Samsung if you RTFA.
This is ridiculous. If your employer's IT is saying they can only support the latest Samsung flagship, or an iPhone, (you didn't specify latest,) then they need to be fired. Even in the "worst case" scenario of having to support Exchange, ActiveSync has been available Android, and hence Samsung's phones, for a VERY long time.