Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition smartphone for the US military

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition smartphone for the US military


Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced the Tactical Edition (TE) Galaxy S20 smartphone. This solution is tailored to the specific needs of the federal government and the US Department of Defense.

According to the manufacturer, the tactical smartphone has a set of features that allow you to work with a number of existing peripheral devices, meets the requirements for special applications. For example, the Galaxy S20 TE will be useful in navigating difficult terrain, over long distances, and with the potential loss of communication with command units. The new military gadget also introduces the DualDAR architecture, which provides two levels of data encryption based on NSA standards.

“The development of this solution is the result of coordination and feedback received from our customers and partners in the Ministry of Defense”, said Taher Behbehani, head of B2B mobile communications, SVP and CEO of Samsung Electronics America. The company offers federal managers and executives an easy-to-manage and deploy mobile solution that works with a wide range of the latest technologies and is based on the Samsung Knox mobile security platform. The product uses the most popular tools of premium Samsung Galaxy devices in a unique and easy to use configuration.

The smartphone’s display diagonal is 6.2 inches, it has a resolution of 3200 × 1440 pixels (WQHD + Dynamic AMOLED 2.0) and supports a refresh rate of 60 and 120 Hz. In the tactical version of the device, an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor (SM8250) is installed with a frequency of up to 2.8 GHz (64-bit, 7 nm). The operating system uses Android 10 with One UI 2. The battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh, the amount of RAM is 12 GB, and the built-in memory is 128 GB (with the possibility of increasing by 1 TB when installing the corresponding microSD-card).

Galaxy S20 TE can be connected “out of the box” to tactical radios and special-purpose complexes, supports operation in Private SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and CBRS networks. The device meets the unique needs of the military through numerous settings. The night vision mode allows the user to turn the display on or off when wearing night vision goggles, and the stealth mode allows you to turn off the LTE and the radio transmitter.

The tactical Galaxy S20 TE also includes Samsung DeX software, which provides the owner with the possibility of familiar work with a PC by connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse to a smartphone. With DeX, you can use the brainchild of Samsung to fill out reports, train and plan a mission, while in the car or returning to base.

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