Samsung Galaxy S24 collection is more likely to provide satellite tv for pc communication help, in accordance with particulars reportedly shared by an organization govt. According to a Sisa Journal-E report (translated from Korean), Samsung Electronics System LSI Business Head Yong-In Park acknowledged throughout a current presentation that the South Korean tech conglomerate was making ready to supply help for satellite tv for pc communication on its smartphones subsequent yr. With the Samsung Galaxy S24 collection of smartphones anticipated to debut in Q1 2024, these handsets are more likely to be the primary to help the function.
According to the report, the Samsung govt stated that the corporate has already made preparations to help smartphone communications utilizing a satellite tv for pc. Yong-In Park, who made the announcement on the 2023 Semiconductor Expo, didn’t specify a timeline for the performance to be enabled, or reveal which telephones would help the function.
It is price noting that Apple introduced help for non-terrestrial networks (NTN) communication by way of its Emergency SOS satellite tv for pc function with the iPhone 14 collection of smartphones in 2022, and the corporate’s newest telephones — together with the iPhone 15 Pro Max — additionally help the function. Earlier this yr, Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon Satellite help on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, however the function was not enabled on the Samsung Galaxy S23 collection of smartphones.
On the opposite hand, Samsung’s personal Exynos 5300 modem that options on its Exynos 2400 cell processor in addition to Google’s Tensor G2 (Pixel 7) and Tensor G3 (Pixel 8) chips, additionally helps NTN connectivity. Samsung is but to disclose whether or not it’ll allow help for satellite tv for pc communication on its Exynos 2400 chip — anticipated to energy the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ — or the just lately unveiled Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip that’s tipped to energy the top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Ultra handset.
It’s additionally unclear whether or not Samsung’s Galaxy S23 collection of smartphones — comprising the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra — in addition to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 will provide help for emergency satellite tv for pc connectivity. TM Roh, president and head of Samsung’s cell expertise enterprise division, beforehand acknowledged that satellite tv for pc performance was nonetheless fairly restricted on smartphones and that it was too quickly to implement the function on Samsung handsets.