Samsung is just a few months out from debuting the Galaxy S23 series, and rumor has it the company’s next-gen flagship will take a note from the iPhone 14’s satellite connectivity, as well as upgrading its fingerprint sensor.
In its latest iPhone 14 series, Apple introduced support for satelliteconnectivity.
The Elec reports that Samsung is looking to also include satellite connectivity in the Galaxy S23.
Samsung apparently wants to use the satellite connection in the Galaxy S23 series for more than Apple’s emergency situations, though, with “the goal of transmitting data such as text messages and low-capacity images at hundreds of kbps.” This is reportedly possible due to overcoming the technical limitations of including an antenna that can handle these communications.
Huawei was the first to include satellite connectivity on an Android phone, but Samsung’s efforts will obviously be available to many more people considering Huawei’s ongoing situation.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is also rumored to be adopting a new fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S23 series is expected to arrive in February of next year, packing Android 13 out of the box with new camera sensors on the Ultra model, and a mostly familiar design across the entire family, as well as the lessened use of Exynos chips with more Snapdragon chips instead.