Qualcomm introduced on the Cell World Congress (MWC) that a number of cellphone 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 units will first have these options and when the businesses would launch them.
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc tech in partnership with satellite tv for pc service supplier Iridium on the Client Electronics Present (CES) final month. Utilizing this answer, smartphones can have capabilities of two-way texting and different messaging purposes utilizing satellites in emergency conditions.
The chipmaker mentioned that Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc shall be obtainable 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–technology units, our companions will have the ability to provide satellite tv for pc messaging capabilities due to a mature and commercially obtainable world LEO constellation, which may enable subscribers round the world to speak outside with emergency service suppliers, in addition to household and pals,” Qualcomm vice chairman for product administration, Francesco Grilli mentioned in a press release.
Final yr, Apple launched satellite-based emergency communication options with the iPhone 14 sequence — first within the U.S. and Canada, and later in France, Germany, Eire and the U.Okay. by Globestar’s satellite tv for pc community. Final week, Samsung introduced its personal satellite tv for pc tech as nicely with a promise to embed it in a future smartphone.
What’s extra, British smartphone maker Bullitt — which additionally introduced its personal satellite tv for pc 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 tv for pc connectivity answer for smartphones on the occasion. This units the groundwork for upcoming smartphones to have emergency satellite tv for pc communication options for distant areas the place community connectivity shouldn’t be dependable.