Samsung satellite connectivity: As per tipster Ricciolo, Samsung may be planning to introduce the satellite connectivity feature to its upcoming Galaxy devices (Via Phonearena).
It’s unclear if this emergency feature will be available on the Galaxy S23 smartphones.
Apple’s iPhone 14s launched recently and with them, debuted an emergency feature called satellite connectivity.
With the help of this feature, iPhone users can apparently establish a connection with the satellites and do an emergency call when there’s no cellular signal coverage.
Huawei introduced a similar feature with its Mate 50 Series. And it seems Samsung will also be bringing satellite connectivity to future Galaxy devices.
As mentioned, Apple introduced the satellite connectivity feature with the iPhone 14 series. Interestingly, this feature will not be available until November and it will work only in the US and Canada for now. However, rumors are rife that Apple plans to bring the feature to other countries as soon as later this year.
It’s worth noting that Huawei introduced this feature first with its Mate50 series, before Apple. As per the Chinese company, Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro smartphones will allow users to send short text messages via China’s global BeiDou satellite network, allowing for communication in areas without connectivity.
Samsung satellite connectivity
As for Apple, the company uses Globalstar’s network for its Emergency SOS feature on the iPhone 14 and future iPhones. We are not sure which service Samsung will be using but it’s probably not Globalstar as Apple is already 85% of its current and future network capacity.
Do note that the satellite connectivity feature is just a rumor and Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed any details as of now. We hope to learn more about it in the coming days.