Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition, equipped with customized software designed to work with existing tactical equipment and Samsung’s own DualDAR architecture. The combination of which offers better encryption.


As the company puts it, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is “a mission-ready smartphone solution tailored to the unique needs of operators in the federal government and Department of Defense”.


The new edition includes 5G, WiFi 6, Private SIM, and CRBS radio to offer multiple ways to communicate on the field. The hardware, on the other hand, has a night-vision mode, a body-wearing mode, and airplane mode or as they put it Stealth Mode.


As far as build goes, it adopts the same 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ display as the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S20. It, of course, has either 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate.

In the camera department, it shares the same 10MP front camera as well as the triple camera (64MP 3X zoom main, 12MP wide, and 12MP ultrawide) setup as the base S20. We also see the same 4000mAh battery pack.

It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Its storage is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD slot.


The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition will be available in Q3 2020 through select IT channel partners.

Whether or not we’ll see the phone be available in other markets, we’ll just have to wait and see. But it is nice to see Samsung dabble back into a rugged “Active” edition to its flagship. We saw this first with the Galaxy S4 and haven’t seen it since the release of the Galaxy S9.

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