The Samsung Galaxy S line isnâ€™t as rugged as it used to be, what with its current â€œglass sandwichâ€� design. However, that didnâ€™t stop Sammy from creating a new variant in the line thatâ€™s specifically designed to withstand the horrors of war: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition.
Samsung describes the phone as â€œmission ready [â€¦] tailored to the unique needs of operators in the federal government and Department of Defense (DoD).â€� Considering you will only be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition through official IT partners, itâ€™s clear this phone isnâ€™t designed for you and me.
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However, it also appears that the phone doesnâ€™t differ much from the consumer-grade versions of the Galaxy S20 line. The specs sheet is pretty much the same (4,000mAh battery, 12GB RAM, 128GB ROM, triple-lens rear camera, etc.) and the phone itself doesnâ€™t appear to feature any kind of new design. What Samsung seems to have done here is throw a Galaxy S20 in a super-rugged, highly-technical case, add in some hyper-secure software tweaks, and called it a day.
It does appear that the case itself can do quite a bit though. Along with some new military-centric features on the phone (easy-unlock from the chest, night-vision mode, etc.), the case appears to have accessories of its own to enhance its usefulness. Check out the (horribly Photoshopped) photo below:
We donâ€™t know how much the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition will cost, but it probably doesnâ€™t matter. Considering the defense budget here in the US, Samsung will probably charge a lot of money for the phone and only deliver in bulk.