The rumored Samsung Galaxy S23 will have the same satellite connectivity functionality as the iPhone 14
The website ETNews from South Korea has reported that Samsung has added a feature to connect to the satellite signal, just as Apple has already added such a function to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro before, for use in the Emergency SOS feature. Together with Globalstar, a satellite communications company, with a constellation of low-orbit satellites.
As for Samsung, it is reported that it will enable satellite communication functionality in the Galaxy S23 flagship series of smartphones, which will be launched in early 2023 via the Iridium satellite.
Iridium is a group of low-orbit satellites used by Samsung to deliver data services. Samsung has been developing this function for 2 years, and it seems that it will be implemented in the Galaxy S23 by sending text messages or thumbnails. Satellite
What’s interesting is how Samsung can develop a smaller receiver to fit into a smartphone while keeping the same size.
However, Samsung may not expect to launch such a service in its home country of South Korea, because it can provide 5G network services covering all areas of the country, but it may be successful in countries in North America, South America, Europe, Russia and China, where there are still parts of the country that do not yet have access to comprehensive internet services.