This may be one of the new workhorses among high-end smartphone manufacturers. Satellite communication, which appeared on Huawei and Apple devices some time ago, may develop in other players. According to the South Korean media ETNews, the mobile giant Samsung would covet this technology and could integrate it into its future Galaxy S23. A range that has never lived up to its name so well.
To do this, the South Korean company intends to rely on the services of the Iridium company, created by former Motorola engineers and equipped with a constellation of 95 satellites in orbit. A direct competitor of Globalstar, the company on which Apple relies for its own communication satellite transmitted on the iPhone 14. On the Samsung side, no less than 66 satellites should be used, which will allow the Galaxy S23 transmit data such as short text messages or very low definition photos. The ETNews paper clarifies that making calls is a real technological challenge, as the antennas need to be large enough, while taking up as little space as possible in a smartphone to leave space for other components.
Samsung would obviously prefer to stand out from its opponents by offering a little more than a solution available only in an emergency, as is the case with Globalstar and Apple. The approach seems closer to what Huawei offers with the satellites of the Chinese navigation system Beidou, but the Korean daily indicates that other functionalities are under development by the company.
Obviously, all of this is to be taken with a grain of salt, as Samsung has not yet made any comments in line with ETNews’ assertions. We see, however, that the Korean manufacturer could stay away from this trend, especially since other manufacturers are rushing into the breach in the future.