Samsung has created a new variant of the Galaxy S20 for federal government users and Department of Defense. Meet the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.
Since it’s designed to be used in the military, the phone features two encryption layers that align with National Security Agency (NSA) standards. Aside from the “military-grade” security, it also comes with custom software for classified and tactical operations.
But what else can the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE do? Well, it can help users “navigate complex terrain and expansive distances.” In addition, it also helps in case of “potential loss of communication with command units.”
Other features include stealth mode and night-vision, plus Samsung’s DeX so users can do reports and mission planning on the go.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is capable of running several mission applications all at once. These include features like Android Precision Assault Strike Suite (APASS), Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK), Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK), and Kinetic Integrated Low-Cost Software Integrated Tactical Handheld (KILSWITCH). Users can also connect to mission and tactical radio systems with the help of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity.
Pricing is not mentioned but that’s probably because this device will not be made available to the general public. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is expected to be released in Q3 of 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition Specs
- Android 10, Samsung One UI 2.0
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, 3040 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~563ppi
- HDR 10+, 120Hz refresh rate
- 2.7GHz Exynos 990 octa-core processor, Mali-G77 MP11 GPU (international)
- 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor, Adreno 650 GPU (US)
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 1TB
- 10-megapixel front camera, f/2.2
- 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (180-degree ultra-wide) + 64-megapixel (f/2.0, 30x hybrid zoom) rear cameras, LED flash
- Ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 4G LTE, 5G sub-6
- WiFi 802.11 ab/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
- Dolby Atmos, AKG stereo speakers
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 163g
- Wireless PowerSHare
- 4,000mAh non-removable battery, Fast wireless charging 2.0