Qualcomm To Bring Snapdragon Satellite for Android Phones

Qualcomm To Bring Snapdragon Satellite for Android Phones

Name of Post: Qualcomm To Bring Snapdragon Satellite for Android Phones
Post Date / Update : January 25th, 2022 | 11:44 AM
Short Information : Qualcomm has also joined the race to bring satellite features to smartphones as they have announced the Snapdragon Satellite at CES 2023 event, which will enable more features than expected.

The company is launching its own satellite, which will be focused on providing satellite-supported features to Android phone users. Let’s discuss all details.

As we all know, Apple was the first to introduce Emergency SOS via satellite, as it made it available in some earlier months for users who have iPhone 14’s any model in all supported regions.

And later in the year, we will see the same satellite feature in premium Android smartphones that will be powered by Snapdragon’s next-generation chip.

Powered by Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF Systems and supported by the fully operational Iridium® satellite constellation, Snapdragon Satellite will enable OEMs and other service providers to offer truly global coverage. The solution for smartphones utilizes Iridium’s weather-resilient L-band spectrum for uplink and downlink.

Emergency messaging on Snapdragon Satellite is planned to be available on next-generation smartphones, launched in select regions starting in the second half of 2023.

Snapdragon Satellite is a two-way satellite-based messaging solution provided through satellite company Iridium. Qualcomm says support for messaging using satellite connectivity will be built into the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, with smartphones that use the technology set to come out starting in the second half of 2023.

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon Satellite functionality will be used for emergency messages to begin with, similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature that is made available through a partnership with Globalstar.

Qualcomm To Bring Snapdragon Satellite for Android Phones

Qualcomm also mentions SMS texting and connectivity in remote, rural, and offshore locations as possible use cases for Snapdragon Satellite, suggesting that it may not be limited to use in emergencies in the future.

 the announcement company has also officially mentioned that ‘it won’t be just for emergencies’ and it will cover more regions.

“Garmin welcomes the opportunity to expand our proven satellite emergency response services to millions of new smartphone users globally,” said Brad Trenkle, vice president of Garmin’s outdoor segment.

“Garmin Response supports thousands of SOS incidents each year and has likely saved many lives in the process, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies and Iridium to help people connect to emergency services no matter where life takes them.”

Qualcomm partnered with Iridium Satellite Communications, which operates a 66-strong Low Earth orbit satellite constellation.

Snapdragon Satellite will start rolling out with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Snapdragon Satellite is planned to be launched in select regions starting the second half of 2023, said Qualcomm.

In near future, Snapdragon Satellite can possibly expand to laptops, tablets, cars, and IoT products. Snapdragon Satellite will support 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) when they become available.

Qualcomm To Bring Snapdragon Satellite for Android Phones-FAQ


Which phones use Qualcomm Snapdragon processor?
LG L35, Huawei Ascend Y530, Sony Xperia E1, Sony Xperia E1 Dual, Vodafone Smart 4, LG L40 Dual, LG L70 Dual, ZTE Open II, LG L70, LG L40, Motorola Moto E, LG L80 Dual, Motorola Moto E Dual TV, ZTE Concord II, ZTE Zinger, ZTE Paragon, ZTE Sonata 2, Nokia X2, Microsoft Lumia 435, ZTE Kis 3(?)
Which smartphone Has Highest Snapdragon?
Vivo iQOO Neo 6 5G has a punch hole camera with bezel-less design and a 6.62″ 120Hz screen. This mobile has Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chipset (64-bit Octa-core 3.2 GHz Kryo 585 7nm processor) and runs on the Android 12 operating system. This smartphone packs a whopping 4700 mAh battery with 80W fast battery charging.
Is Snapdragon faster than Bionic?

Not only this. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scored less than the one-year old A15 Bionic processor that powers the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 Pro models. A15 scored 1709 in single-core tests, compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s 1483.

Which chip is better Exynos or Snapdragon?

The Snapdragon model has been the better choice for gamers in recent years. 2022 saw the Galaxy S22 series debut with either a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor or the Exynos 2200.

Is Snapdragon better than Apple?

On the bright side, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is currently the most powerful processor for Android smartphones, and will be the chipset of choice for many new flagships. Most notably, Samsung will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for its Galaxy S23 series in 2023.

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