Galaxy S24 May Skip Satellite Connectivity Feature


For a very long time, the most talked-about topic regarding the Galaxy S24 Ultra model other than its processor and AI features has been the arrival of emergency satellite connectivity features, just like in iPhones. Now there is news going on that Samsung is planning to exclude this feature from the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The launch is near, as only 20 days are left before the Galaxy S24 series is ready to be revealed, and with three Korean carriers, Samsung Galaxy S24 started network testing. Korea’s SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+ have reportedly started testing the Galaxy S24 network connection, as per ETNews.

After receiving the Galaxy S24 Ultra from Samsung, these carriers are assessing how well it performs on South Korean networks. For the avoidance of doubt, the network connection test is the last step prior to sales, independent of institutional prerequisites like electromagnetic compatibility certification. It is your responsibility to determine if the new device is functionally sound and appropriate for the local network. This service uses a satellite with an L-band frequency band to broadcast rescue notification signals in an emergency.

What does the satellite connectivity feature serve users?

When a user finds themselves out of range or without a cell network connection, this function allows them to send emergency messages via satellite connectivity. Due to its compliance with 3GPP standards, this technology allows data, messages, and phone calls to occur even in places devoid of cell towers. The “Emergency texts via satellite” functionality will allow users to transmit accurate GPS coordinates along with emergency SMS, functioning similarly to that on iPhones. This service uses a satellite with an L-band frequency band to broadcast rescue notification signals in an emergency.

Many Android users were thrilled about the arrival of this feature, which is similar to the one found in iPhones. However, it seems that the firm has determined that, in terms of usefulness rather than technology, there is no reason to hurry the launch of the Galaxy S24. This is also fine; maybe the firm does not want to bring this feature half-cooked and bring it back in a fully utilized form.

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