Does the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have what it takes to serve the Marine Corps? (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
The Marine Corps wants to know whether the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is capable of meeting its needs.
In a request for information to industry, Marine Corps Systems Command detailed specific device features that it requires, including:
■The latest version of the Android platform for smartphones
■ GPS antenna that uses the latest coordinate system and can obtain latitude and longitude values.
■ Domestic and international cell data (3G/4G LTE) capability.
■ A camera to collect photographs in JPEG format, video recordings in MPEG-4 format and MP3 format voice recordings into data collection forms.
■ Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliance for data encryption.
Industry responses are due Jan. 23.