SamMobile, an international tech media outlet, reports that the Galaxy S24 series of smartphones will integrate satellite communication capabilities, as seen in the most recent leaks of phone screenshots. Galaxy S24 series
The remark part reads: “If there is no network signal coverage in the user’s area, Samsung will provide a connection through the satellite network to ensure that users can send emergency text messages.” The screenshot page shows “Sending emergency text messages via satellite.”
According to South Korea’s Minister of Science, Technology, Information and Communications Lee Jong-ho, who announced in August, local smartphone manufacturers in the country are planning to introduce a service in 2019 that will allow data transmission between 5G mobile phones and satellites.
Galaxy S24 series phones have satellite communication capabilities
This indicates that Samsung may integrate satellite communication capabilities into its phones next year, given that it is the sole significant smartphone brand in South Korea (LG has discontinued its smartphone operation).
With two-way satellite communication, cell phones can establish connections with satellites in low Earth orbit, allowing them to send and receive data even when mobile network coverage is spotty. When users are in danger or lost, they can use this capability to get medical or emergency help. The ability to communicate via satellite is already included in phones made by Huawei and Apple.
In October, Park Yong-in, CEO of Samsung’s System LSI division, indicated that beginning next year, satellite services will be supported for emergency contact. This seems to imply that the Galaxy S24 series of mobile phones, which will be released next year, will be able to offer two-way satellite communications.