Qualcomm introduced on the Cell World Congress (MWC) that a number of telephone makers together with Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, Nothing and Honor are bringing satellite tv for pc communication capabilities to their telephones. Nevertheless, producers didn’t present particulars about what gadgets will first have these options and when the businesses would launch them.
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Satellite tech in partnership with satellite service provider Iridium on the Client Electronics Present (CES) final month. Utilizing this resolution, smartphones can have capabilities of two-way texting and different messaging purposes utilizing satellites in emergency conditions.
The chipmaker stated that Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc will probably be out there throughout upcoming RF modems and a number of fashions of 8 and 4 sequence processors for smartphones.
“By incorporating Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc into subsequent–era gadgets, our companions will have the ability to supply satellite tv for pc messaging capabilities because of a mature and commercially out there world LEO constellation, which might enable subscribers round the world to speak outdoor with emergency service suppliers, in addition to household and pals,” Qualcomm vp for product administration, Francesco Grilli stated in a press release.
Final 12 months, Apple launched satellite-based emergency communication features with the iPhone 14 sequence — first within the US and Canada, and later in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK by Globestar’s satellite tv for pc community. Final week, Samsung introduced its own satellite tech as effectively with a promise to embed it in a future smartphone.
What’s extra, British smartphone maker Bullitt — which additionally introduced its own satellite tech at CES — introduced a rugged smartphone with satellite tv for pc connectivity just a few days forward of MWC. Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek can be set to showcase its satellite connectivity resolution for smartphones on the occasion. This units the groundwor6 for upcoming smartphones to have emergency satellite tv for pc communication options for distant areas the place community connectivity isn’t dependable.