The whole family of the new Samsung Galaxy S23 has just been introduced. The team of FayerWayer was honored to be present at the launch conference to see first hand these very promising smartphones.
As has been the case in recent years, the Galaxy Unpacked event became a series of confirmations and denials of previous reports about the smartphone and its technical specifications.
There was little information that turned out to be untrue about the device and we verified once again how the manufacturer has focused on differences in its models, the S23, the S23 Plus and the S23 Ultra on three axes:
- Battery capacity.
- The screen size with their respective resolution changes.
- And the power of the rear camera with its lineup of lenses.
Following this sequence, there was a factor that was left out and that many expected to be imitated by Samsung following in the footsteps of Apple with the presentation of its recent iPhone 14: the ability to make calls with satellite connection.
This function would make it possible to communicate with any emergency service in practically any corner of the country where there would usually be no coverage by the mobile operator.
In fact, in the United States and Canada these extreme calls they would have already saved a couple of lives. Many expected to see the integration of this with the new smartphones. But it didn’t happen.
Why the Samsung Galaxy S23 do not integrate satellite calls
The development of new technology Qualcomm Snapdragon Satellite it is the secret behind the life-saving function of the iPhone 14 and in theory it would be feasible for any next-generation smartphone with high-end processors.
But the curious thing about this whole thing is that the absence of a satellite connection would be absolutely intentional, for a good reason. In an exclusive interview with the boys from cnetthe President and Director of Samsung’s Mobile Experience Division, TM Roh, He talked about the reasons why this technology was not integrated:
“When the timing is right, the infrastructure and technology are in place, then we will actively consider adopting this feature.”
Although the executive admitted that satellite connectivity is interesting and promising, he also considered that it would actually be too early to integrate functionality that is currently quite limited globally.
Basically, the United States and Canada in some parts of their territory have sufficient telecommunications infrastructure for this kind of satellite connection to aspire to be functional.
But in the rest of the planet the story could well be another and it would only increase the costs of the product.