Samsung is expected to launch its flagship Galaxy S23 series a little earlier than this year and a new report suggests that the Galaxy S23 lineup will borrow a feature from Apple iPhone 14 and also upgrade its fingerprint sensor. According to a report by tech publication ETNews, the Galaxy S23 series is likely to feature the satellite connectivity that we have seen in this year’s iPhone 14 lineup.
The South Korean tech giant has joined hands with partner Iridium Communications to bring some sort of satellite communication system to the Galaxy S23 line, the report added. Iridium Communications is into providing voice calling and data communication services through 66 low-orbit satellites. Samsung has been working with Iridium for close to two years to bring the satellite connectivity feature to its smartphones.
It should be noted that Cupertino, California-based Apple has partnered with Global Star to add the satellite connectivity feature to its iPhone 14 series.
The tech major is also likely to upgrade the Galaxy S23 Ultra with an all-new fingerprint sensor. According to tipster @RGCloudS, the tech giant is likely to adopt chip-maker Qualcomm’s latest 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, the third generation of the product, for the Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, it is not yet clear what other improvements will the new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner will bring to the table.
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S23 is expected to launch in early 2023 and a key highlight of the lineup will be the Galaxy S23 Ultra which is likely to launch with a 200MP primary camera. Initial leaks and rumours suggest that Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP camera may be better than the 200MP camera found in Xiaomi 12T Pro, for example. According to famed leakster Ice Universe, the 200MP camera in the Galaxy S23 may be the “best the world has ever seen”.
To recall, Apple unveiled iPhone 14 series with satellite connectivity in September. The satellite connectivity can be used by the iPhone 14 users during emergency situations. Conventional mobile phones use a network of ground-based mobile network towers to transmit and receive signals while a satellite phone connects directly to a constellation of satellites.