Samsung may be the next company to add satellite connectivity to its smartphones

Samsung may be the next company to add satellite connectivity to its smartphones ...

Satellite connectivity is one of the most promising mobile features we’ve seen in phones in the last month or so, and Huawei has actually beaten Apple to it. This means that just two smartphone manufacturers are currently offering the feature.

Ricciolo, a Twitter leaker, claims that Samsung might join the bandwagon for its future phones. Unfortunately, this does not appear to involve a software upgrade or even require new hardware.

We ask this because, as far as Huawei and Apple's devices are concerned, it is a new hardware capability, but at the same time, T-Mobile and SpaceX have both recently announced a new service that will complement existing devices and work with them, so it is unclear which route Samsung will take.

Satellite connectivity isn't the most exciting feature to have; it's just that it provides better coverage in places where cellular coverage isn't as good. It's designed to be used as an SOS feature so that users may still dial or send an SMS for assistance if they're lost or stuck somewhere, and less about providing internet connectivity so they can post to TikTok or Instagram while they're climbing a mountain.

Although it might not be as exciting as a new camera system, a new display, or a new design, there is no doubt that it will be helpful to users who may need it.

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