Samsung has today launched its Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition. The Korean giant calls it a â€œmission-ready solution tailored to the unique needs of operators in the federal government and Department of Defense.â€
The Galaxy S20 TE has highly customized software to work in unison with existing tactical equipment along with DualDAR architecture, offering two layers of encryption.
Multiple forms of communication can be performed with the Galaxy S20 TE including 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Private SIM, and CRBS radio to cover all bases in the field. Hardware features include a night-vision mode, a body-wearing mode that lets you unlock the screen in landscape mode, and a â€œStealth modeâ€ which is a cool way to describe airplane mode.
The Galaxy S20 TE also has features from the standard edition flagship including DeX interface, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 12GB of RAM.
Samsung once had its â€œActiveâ€ variants of Galaxy S flagships since the Galaxy S4. These were AT&T exclusives all the way until the Galaxy S8 when T-Mobile began selling the Galaxy S8 Active in the US. With the Galaxy S9 and S10, there were no rugged Active versions of the phone, but there was a Tactical Edition Galaxy S9.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition Specifications
Display:Â 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 3200 x 1440 px QHD+; 60Hz or 120Hz
Chipset:Â Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Memory:Â 12GB/128GB; expandable up to 1TB via microSD
Network:Â LTE Cat 20 w/ support for sub-6 5G
Software:Â Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Dimensions and weight:Â 68.6 x 152.4 x 7.6mm; 162g
Camera:Â 12MP f/1.8 mina camera; 64MP 3X zoom, f/2.0; 12MP ultra wide f/2.2
Front camera:Â 10MP f/2.2
Video recording:Â 4K up to 60fps front and rear; 8K @ 24fps
Battery:Â 4,000 mAh; “super-fast” charging and wireless fast charging
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition will be available from authorized IT channels sometime in Q3 of 2020.