Samsung has decided to remain behind the line and announced its failure to install the Satellite Communication feature in the recently released Galaxy S23 but Honor doesn’t seem to repeat this mistake, as it has now a certificate to use capability in its smartphones.
According to the information, China National Intellectual Property Administration AKA CNIPA has published an application filed by Honor. It is now authorized and revealed the company’s approval for “an electric device with integrated Beidou short message feature”.
This confirms that Honor is ready to debut this satellite communication in smartphones. However, an exact date or model has not been disclosed at the moment. Honor Magic 5 series will launch on February 27 at MWC 2023 Barcelona and it’s suitable for such technology in Honor’s campaign.
The satellite communication technology allows you to send short text messages with China’s Beiduo satellite. However, Apple is using Globalstar satellite services in the U.S. If required, the phone will let you send a short message when you don’t have a mobile network at all. This feature comes into play in any emergency use case.
Huawei was the first to launch satellite communication in the industry and the company has already planned to launch the second generation feature to this satellite-connected smartphone feature.
(source – Weibo)