Samsung appears to be able to take some inspiration from Apple as soon as extra and observe within the American firm’s footsteps in relation to bringing satellite tv for pc communication to smartphones. Apple has its Emergency SOS function that works by way of satellite tv for pc on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional strains, which works by way of a partnership with Globalstar, and Samsung is now mentioned to be working with Iridium to convey satellite tv for pc communications to the Galaxy S23 household.
Iridium is a 66-strong Low Earth orbit satellite tv for pc constellation which gives voice and knowledge providers. Samsung has been engaged on overcoming the technical challenges of bringing satellite tv for pc communications to smartphones for the previous two years, and it seems to be prefer it’s lastly managed to – since with the launch of the Galaxy S23 household, rumor has it you can ship textual content messages and small photos (within the lots of of kbps) by way of satellite tv for pc.
As you may need anticipated for those who’ve ever seen a devoted satellite tv for pc cellphone, the primary problem was to miniaturize the antenna in order that it may be mounted into a daily smartphone with out doubling its dimension.
Samsung does not anticipate this function to take off in its residence turf in Korea for the reason that land space there may be small and it is very nicely coated with 5G service however thinks it may be an actual success in North and South America, Europe, Russia, and China, particularly in these components the place infrastructure is not very nicely developed.
Based on earlier leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S23 household will completely use the next binned model of Qualcomm’s lately unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and the launch goes to happen within the first week of February.