The Galaxy S23 would be equipped with a new feature that is not very common in today’s smartphones. This innovation by Samsung reminds one of the flagship functions of Apple’s iPhone 14 and Huawei’s Mate 50.
According to our colleagues at ETNews, the Galaxy S23 will ship satellite communication system. The publication claims that the South Korean group has been working on this feature for at least two years. It should be noted that a few months ago, an informant predicted that this innovation would come to Samsung smartphones.
Therefore it will be Samsung 3rd builder to incorporate a satellite communication system into their smartphones. In September, Apple lifted the curtain on the dedicated analog system for the iPhone 14. The functionality allows you to make calls via satellite or send urgent SMS in areas where there is no cellular network coverage. Earlier, Huawei also showed off a similar satellite communication system on its latest high-end phone, the Mate 50s.
First details on Galaxy S23 satellite communications
Samsung shut down to develop the feature Cooperation with Iridium, a company founded in 1991 by former Motorola executives. The firm has a network of 66 communications satellites in low orbit. Last summer, Iridium officially announced an agreement with the as-yet-unidentified smartphone maker.
“The Development Agreement further provides for development fees, royalties and network usage fees to be paid to Iridium.”Iridium Group said in a press release published in July 2022.
In turn, Apple relies on the GlobalStar satellite network. Limited to China, Huawei’s system is based on the Baidou satellite constellation. It seems that the system developed by Samsung is not limited to sending urgent messages. According to ETNews, the Galaxy S23 will be able to do that ” transmit data such as text messages and images”as long as they are not too heavy.
On the other hand, it wouldn’t it is possible to make voice calls through this system. The miniaturized satellite dish that will be integrated into the Galaxy S23 will not offer enough bandwidth for calls. Antenna miniaturization has been a major challenge for Samsung and Iridium, according to an ETNews report.
This is to be expected other manufacturers follow suit to Samsung, Apple and Huawei in the coming years. On the eve of the democratization of this technology, Google also committed to support communication via satellites in Android 14. The update is expected in the second half of next year.
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A very bright screen and a new fingerprint reader
In parallel, whistleblower RGcloudS leaked part of the spec sheet of the top-of-the-line model, the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It will differ with the smartphone new fingerprint reader under the screen. Samsung would indeed rely on the 3rd generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor developed by Qualcomm. We still don’t know what software improvements this new module has.
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Finalization of features confirmed on December 5-10
Mass production of the S23 series starts in 2 weeks
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Finally, the leaker is confident that there will be a Galaxy S23 Ultra brighter screen than the brand’s previous flagships, like the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. The touchscreen will offer a maximum brightness of between 2100 and 2200 nits, rather than the 1700 nits promised by the latest Samsung flagships. Thus, the S23 Ultra will compete with the iPhone 14 Pro, which according to Apple reaches 2000 nits.
According to the latest news, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 soon First week of February 2023. Apart from the surprise, the smartphones will arrive in stores after a few days, after pre-orders.