Samsung to Add Satellite Communication Support to Its Upcoming Galaxy S23 Series
Samsung to Add Satellite Communication Support to Its Upcoming Galaxy S23 Series

Samsung to Add Satellite Communication Support to Its Upcoming Galaxy S23 Series

25 november, 20221 minute to read
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Samsung intends to add satellite communications support to its upcoming Galaxy S23 series, according to a report by ETNews (H/T Ice Universe). The company has begun working with US company Iridium to provide satellite connectivity.

Details about the Galaxy S23 series are not yet available, but leaks suggest that the range will include three devices. They will probably feature Qualcomm's latest flagship Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and offer several camera enhancements, and, according to an ETNews report (H/T Ice Universe), upcoming devices could include support for satellite communications.

The report states that Samsung has begun a partnership with Iridium Communications to use 66 low-orbit communications satellites. Unlike Apple, which only offers emergency communications via satellite, Samsung could allow users to send text messages and low-resolution images. The company has reportedly overcome all technical hurdles to install a new modem-RF system on the devices that can support satellite communications.

Satellite support first appeared in Huawei's Mate 50 series smartphones, which use Beidou satellites to help users send and receive a limited number of text messages, and this year the feature became available in the iPhone 14 flagship models.

25 november, 2022
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