Qualcomm introduced on the Cellular 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 Shopper Electronics Present (CES) final month. Utilizing this answer, smartphones can have capabilities of two-way texting and different messaging functions utilizing satellites in emergency conditions.
The chipmaker stated that Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc can be obtainable throughout upcoming RF modems and a number of fashions of 8 and 4 collection processors for smartphones.
“By incorporating Snapdragon Satellite tv for pc into subsequent–era units, our companions will have the ability to provide satellite tv for pc messaging capabilities due to a mature and commercially obtainable international LEO constellation, which may enable subscribers round the world to speak outside with emergency service suppliers, in addition to household and associates,” Qualcomm vice chairman for product administration, Francesco Grilli stated in a press release.
Final 12 months, Apple launched satellite-based emergency communication options with the iPhone 14 collection — first within the US and Canada, and later in France, Germany, Eire, and the UK by Globestar’s satellite tv for pc community. Final week, Samsung introduced its personal satellite tv for pc tech as effectively 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 a couple of 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 groundwor6 for upcoming smartphones to have emergency satellite tv for pc communication options for distant areas the place community connectivity just isn’t dependable.