- Samsung Galaxy S23 series might come with Satellite Communication feature similar to the iPhone 14 series.
- The South Korean giant is said to be working with Iridium Communications to bring the satellite communication system to the Galaxy S23.
- Samsung Galaxy S23 series is set to launch around early 2023.
Samsung might be copying Apple as the latest reports suggest that the South Korean giant is working on bringing the revolutionary Satellite Communication feature to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series. For those unaware, iPhone 14 series launched with a unique Satellite Communication. According to Apple, using this functionality users can use the Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when there is no cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Users can rely on the ‘Find Any’ to share the location.
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According to a new report from ETNews, the South Korean giant is said to be working with Iridium Communications to bring a similar satellite communication system to the Galaxy S23.
Samsung Galaxy S23 satellite connectivity
Iridium offers voice calling and data communication services through 66 low-orbit satellites. Samsung is reportedly working with the company for two years to bring the feature to smartphones. For reference, Apple is working with Global Star to bring satellite connectivity to the iPhone 14. Huawei is using Beidou satellites to offer similar features to the Mate 50 Pro series. However, it must be noted that the iPhone 14 India variants do not come with satellite connectivity and it has only started rolling out in the US and Europe.
Furthermore, the report claims that Samsung is working on bringing text messaging and low-resolution image sharing on the upcoming flagships through Satellite Communications. However, considering the nature of satellite connectivity, devices would require a large antenna for voice calling and high-speed data transfer. So we believe these features won’t be coming to phones anytime soon.
If the South Korean giant indeed manages to bring satellite connectivity to the Galaxy S23 series, it will become one of the very few brands to have the feature on their smartphones. Considering Apple currently offers the Satellite emergency communication feature only in Canada and the US, it remains to be seen how widely the feature would be made available. This should also spike the price of the phones by a bit. Stick around to learn more details about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.