Soumya Prakash Pradhan

After introducing the Galaxy Fold5 and Flip5, Samsung is now making headlines with rumours of its upcoming phone featuring satellite connectivity.

This innovation is aimed at providing emergency calling and messaging capabilities.

According to a recent report, Samsung plans to integrate satellite connectivity into its phones by the year 2024.

Lee Jong-ho, the Minister of Science and ICT in South Korea, shared insights during an interview with the news agency Yonhap.

He revealed that domestic smartphone brands are gearing up to introduce a new service in 2024.

This service will facilitate data transmission between 5G-enabled phones and satellites, as per the report.

Jong-ho mentioned, "I can't be completely sure, but I know that companies in our country are looking into the idea of offering this service for sale next year. They're hoping that they'll create a common way for satellites to communicate by then."

This groundbreaking move is in alignment with advancements in processors like Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

This processor, found in Samsung's latest top-notch gadgets, comes with the ability to connect to satellites circling the Earth in low orbits, allowing for emergency calls and messaging services.

The company has affirmed its decision to wait until the ecosystem becomes more robust before incorporating this feature.

Notably, reports suggest that Samsung is collaborating with Iridium Communications, a company with a satellite constellation in low-earth orbit, specifically designed for emergency communications.

According to sources from Gadgets Now, the anticipated launch of the Galaxy S24 is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2024.