Samsung has announced a new product - the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition which is a special version of the company’s flagship phone that’s designed to be used in extreme environments, “tailored to the unique needs of operators in the Federal Government and Department of Defense.”
Designed for users in the armed forces, the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition comes with specialized design and feature set for those specific needs. The hardware here is based on the base model Galaxy S20, meaning there’s a Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G support, 12GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery, and a 6.2-inch QHD+ AMOLED display. The casing of this Tactical Edition is huge, but should also be very durable, and Samsung says that the device can “operate seamlessly with a range of existing peripherals and supports the requirements of tactical and classified applications.” Those applications help the phone’s operator to “navigate complex terrain, expansive distances, and the potential loss of communication with command units.” Some other notable features on this special edition of the Galaxy S20 include a “night-vision mode” which turns off the display when the phone’s operator is using night-vision eyewear. There’s also a special “stealth mode” which disables LTE and mutes all RF broadcasting for “complete off-grid communications.” Security is also an important part of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition. Samsung says that the phone offers “military-grade security.” The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition will be available from authorized IT channels in Q3 of 2020.