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Samsung could rival Huawei and Apple in satellite communication smartphones in 2024



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  • Samsung has announced to launch of satellite communication featured smartphones in 2024
  • Huawei and Apple are the only phone makers with satellite SMS technologies
  • Huawei also has a satellite calling feature

It looks like Samsung is finally ready to rival Huawei and Apple in the satellite communication smartphone technology with the launch of its upcoming smartphone as we’re about to discuss another interesting statement from the South Korean phone maker.

At a recent, Samsung Semiconductor Expo (SEDEX), Park Yong-in, head of Samsung Electronics System LSI Business Division (CEO) said that Samsung smartphones with satellite services will launch starting next year. Park also confirmed that Samsung is already in preparations to install satellite communication in devices (via SammyFans)

For now, Samsung has not shared a specific model to unveil the satellite technology but the company is moving towards the Galaxy S24 series flagship launch in the first quarter of next year. Therefore, this smartphone could be the right choice to introduce such advanced and futuristic tech to Samsung devices. Still, an official confirmation about Samsung’s plan is awaited.

Huawei and Apple:

Last year, Huawei and Apple launched the first-ever flagship smartphones with a satellite-powered emergency SMS feature. The technology is essential and life-saving in threatening scenarios with zero mobile signals. With this feature, you can send an SMS based on your native mobile network.

The first generation of this tech allowed to send messages and there was no support to receive a reply. Later on, Huawei progressed far more than Apple, the phone maker introduced two-way satellite SMS communication, similar to its name the tech allows users to send and receive SMS via satellite.

However, the recent development in this technology established Huawei as the champion in satellite communication technology with the launch of Huawei Mate 60 Pro in China. This flagship has a satellite calling feature, which enables calling over a satellite connection, which is the first in the world for a smartphone.


Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.