The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is now available in the US, but you can’t get it. Sounds confusing? Well, it is available, but not for everyone, as this variant is made for the government, pretty much.
The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is available through select partners in the US. Those partners include Black Diamond Advanced Technology (BDATech), goTenna, PAR Government, and Viasat.
The Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is available in the US, but only for the government
This phone is specially made to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD), and federal government personnel. It’s made to run battlefield applications.
Those apps include Android Precision Assault Strike Suite (APASS), Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK), Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit (BATDOK), and Kinetic Integrated Low-Cost Software Integrated Tactical Handheld (KILSWITCH).
The phone can also securely integrate with tactical radios, drone feeds, laser range finders, and external GPS systems if necessary.
Samsung actually partnered up with various companies to offer various solutions for robotics control technology, network solution, situational awareness, and virtual health.
PAR Government's solution actually offers accelerated multimedia sharing, geospatial data, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration.
Remote Health Solutions has even integrated a virtual exam room in this device, which makes it great for secure telemedicine capabilities. Tomahawk Robotics, for example, integrated its universal command and control software in this phone.
DeX is included, as well as Wi-Fi 6, and a ton of other goodies
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition also comes with Samsung DeX, and in-vehicle DeX capabilities. It also supports multiple carrier networks, private 5G SIMs, Wi-Fi 6, and CBRS.
Whoever uses it can access GoTenna’s mesh network for off-grid mobile connectivity. Oceus Networks’ Secure Mobile Device Platform offers a suite of apps that enable the capture of environmental metrics, and sensor data.
The phone also comes with support for dual-tunnel VPN, data-in-transit, and data-at-rest protection. Viasat’s Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) solution provides cyber protection and works in places where there’s no network available.
On top of everything, the company also partnered with Juggernaut Case and Kagwerks to make ruggedized military-grade cases and mounts for this smartphone.