Future Samsung Galaxy smartphones could include satellite connectivity. Reliable leakster Ricciolo has hinted that the South Korean phone maker could incorporate the growingly popular feature soon as other leading phone makers have already incorporated it in their premium lineups.
The American tech giant has recently launched iPhone 14 integrating satellite connections. Not to be overwhelmed though, iPhone 14’s emergency SOS feature takes 15 seconds to send an SMS, handy in conditions where there is no cellular network available.
But despite its limited capabilities, having an alternative connectivity option could serve vital purposes in an emergency situation.
Similarly, Huawei has introduced a similar feature with its Mate 50 Series. Now Samsung could follow the path and bring the trendy feature soon to its premium future Galaxy lineups. Can we fancy the feature to be available with Galaxy S23? We can’t be sure but it’s only a matter of time before satellite connectivity becomes the norm in smartphones.
Likewise, it will be interesting to see with which company Samsung would bring the much-discussed satellite connection to its future Galaxy phones.
At the moment, Apple has collaborated with Globalstar for its Emergency SOS service. So, it is likely Samsung will turn to another service provider for the satellite connectivity on its Galaxy phones.
Globalstar has reported that it “provides 85% of its current and future network capacity” to Apple. This might make little room for Samsung to acquire its services for non-cellular networks.
Huawei has partnered with the BeiDou satellite network to bring satellite communication to Mate 50 Series which allows Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro devices to send SMS without a mobile network.
Samsung could turn to Starlink for satellite connectivity on its Galaxy smartphones
So, we can’t overlook the possibility that Apple might turn to Elon Musk’s Starlink services. SpaceX, Starlink’s parent company, has already announced work on satellite communications with T-Mobile.
Samsung’s own pursuit could be aided by Android OS too. Google is likely working on facilitating satellite communication with Android 14. It is the same smartphone OS Samsung Galaxy devices are based on which could be complementary from the software side.
But do remember this is still a rumor and Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed anything yet regarding satellite communications on its Galaxy smartphones. So, it’s still unsure if Samsung Galaxy S23 Series would come with satellite connectivity but there is still a high chance.