Samsung has speculation that it will be rolling out smartphone-to-satellite technology to its Galaxy S23 before but it did not go through. However, there is a new standardized 5G NTN modem that will be able to initiate two-way communication between the two. This allows users to send and receive calls, and text messages, and use data without dependency on the cellular network. It will be implemented into the company’s future Exynos chips.
TM Roh, the mobile experience Vice President of Samsung speaks about the limited satellite functionality and the correct moment to CNET, noting that “When there is the right timing, infrastructure, and the technology is ready, then of course for Samsung Galaxy, for our mobile division, we would also actively consider adopting this feature as well.”
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