samsung has announced that now It has 5G satellite communication for direct communication between smart devices. The company plans to integrate this technology into its Exynos modems.
NTN communication, which Apple currently has implemented in its SOS emergency service, allows smart devices to connect to satellites or other non-terrestrial vehicles to provide connectivity in remote regions. Android Authority.
“By meeting the latest 5G NTN standards defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project, Samsung’s NTN technology will help ensure interoperability and scalability between services offered by global telecom operators, mobile device manufacturers, and chip companies,” said Samsung in a press release.
Samsung satellite connectivity technology works on your Exynnos 5300 modem to connect to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The South Korean firm ensures that its future Exynos modems will support two-way communication, something similar to what Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite does.
As you might guess, devices equipped with these modems will be able to send and receive text messages, images and videos through this type of technology.
What is not clear is when Samsung will implement this communication in its devices. The latest flagships of the South Korean firm, the Galaxy S23 family, do not have satellite communication, for example.
Of course, many other companies can benefit from Samsung’s satellite communication, since they carry their modem. For example, the Tensor G2 of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is equipped with the Exynnos 5300 modem.
Samsung also claims that is developing solutions to eliminate the need for a wireless antenna chip high-power cables within their smart devices, giving mobile device manufacturers greater design flexibility.