Qualcomm, the chip maker, has recently announced that its Snapdragon satellite technology will be integrated into most Android smartphones. The technology, called “Snapdragon Satellite,” will be featured in upcoming smartphones from Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, as reported by 9To5Google. However, it is still unclear which specific devices will support the new technology.
Snapdragon Satellite is a premium satellite-based two-way messaging solution that was unveiled by Qualcomm at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The technology provides global coverage from pole to pole and enables two-way messaging for emergency use, SMS texting, and other messaging applications. This technology can be useful for various purposes, including emergencies or recreation in remote, rural, and offshore locations.
In addition, Qualcomm has stated that Snapdragon Satellite will expand beyond smartphones to other devices such as laptops, tablets, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).