The South Korean electronics giant Samsung is prepared to emulate Apple by integrating satellite communication capabilities into its devices.
Samsung and Satellite Communication
According to the sources, The Galaxy S23 series will get satellite communications thanks to Samsung’s collaboration with Iridium, a 66-strong constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that offers voice and data services.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models come with Apple’s Emergency SOS function, which utilizes satellite technology and is made possible by a collaboration with Globalstar. Samsung has been attempting to solve the technological problems associated with bringing satellite communications to smartphones for the past two years.
Moreover. with the release of the Galaxy S23 family, it appears that the business has finally accomplished this, as customers reportedly will be able to transfer text messages and small photographs using satellite data rates of hundreds of kbps.
About this Feature
The key problem was to optimize the antenna so that it could be put into a typical smartphone without increasing its size, which those who have seen a dedicated satellite phone might comprehend.
Given the tiny land area and extensive 5G coverage in Korea, Samsung doesn’t anticipate this functionality to be popular there. However, it has the potential to be a huge success across North and South America, Europe, Russia, and China, particularly in regions with underdeveloped infrastructure.
The Galaxy S23 series, according to earlier leaks and rumors, is expected to ship in the first week of February and will only feature a higher-binned version of Qualcomm’s recently released Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU.