A new emergency function called satellite connection emerged with the recent release of Apple’s iPhone 14s. When there is no cellular signal coverage, iPhone owners may reportedly utilize this capability to connect with the satellites and make an emergency call. A comparable function was made available by Huawei with the Mate 50 Series. It appears that Samsung will add satellite connectivity to the following Galaxy handsets.
According to a tipster, Samsung may have plans to add satellite connectivity to its forthcoming Galaxy handsets (Via Phonearena). It’s unknown if the Galaxy S23 cellphones will have access to this emergency capability.
As previously reported, Apple released the iPhone 14 series with the satellite connectivity function. It’s interesting to note that this function won’t be accessible until November and will initially only operate in the US and Canada. Rumors suggest that Apple may implement the process in other nations later this year.
It’s important to note that Huawei released this functionality before Apple with its Mate50 series. According to the Chinese business, the Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro smartphones would enable users to exchange brief text messages over China’s international BeiDou satellite network, enabling contact in places without connection.
According to Apple, the Emergency SOS function on the iPhone 14 and next iPhones utilizes the Globalstar network. Although we do not yet know whose provider Samsung will be using, it is likely not Globalstar, given that Apple has already employed 85% of its existing and future network capacity.
Remember that Samsung hasn’t formally verified any specifics yet, and the satellite connectivity function is still just a rumor. In the days to come, we anticipate learning more about it.