It’s now official that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 will take over one of the most innovative functions of the iPhone 15. And that’s excellent news.

It’s now official that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 will take over one of the most innovative functions of the iPhone 15. And that’s excellent news.

GVTech News It’s now official that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 will take over one of the most innovative functions of the iPhone 15. And that’s excellent news.

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For its next flagship phone, Samsung will take one of the best ideas Apple has come up with in recent years with the iPhone.

The idea of ​​satellites appealed to Samsung

Last year, Apple unveiled the Satellite Emergency SOS feature with the iPhone 14 lineup, allowing users to call emergency services in areas where there is no network. Since then, other smartphone manufacturers have been working with Google to bring a similar feature to Android. Like Samsung which just confirmed the integration of satellite-based capabilities into the Galaxy S24. Earlier this year, the South Korean company already announced plans to add satellite connectivity to smartphones. However, Park Young, CEO of Samsung, said (according to… SamMobile), this week confirmed that The company will start offering emergency services via satellite communication on its flagship phones from early 2024.

Although details are still unclear, it is not surprising that Park Yong is referring to the Galaxy S24, as Samsung usually announces its new high-end smartphones in January or February. However, Samsung’s strategy for offering this functionality to users remains to be determined. For example, Apple has built satellite capabilities into every iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 model. Samsung could follow this path for the entire S24 family or choose to reserve satellite connectivity for its more expensive model, the Galaxy S24 Ultra..

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A feature that saves lives!

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On iPhone, the Satellite Emergency SOS feature prompts the user to answer a few questions about the situation and sends the answers, along with the current location, to the relay center. Specialists then contact emergency services on behalf of the user. Although the feature on Samsung phones should work similarly, the company is exploring the possibility of sending and receiving any type of message via satellite.. This would pave the way for users to be able to send text messages to anyone, not just emergency services, when a cellular connection fails.

Since its launch on iPhone, Apple’s Emergency SOS satellite has helped save many people in perilous situations. This Apple feature is currently available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Portugal. Although the feature was released for free last year, Apple said it was a limited-time offer for two years.

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