Snapdragon Satellite Confirmed for Oppo and More

Qualcomm announced today that the Snapdragon Satellite is coming to new Android smartphones from Oppo, Nothing, Motorola and more, as well as rolling out more Snapdragon chipsets in the future.

The Snapdragon Satellite was first announced at CES, with support for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but there’s no clear release timeline. Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to making the feature available to customers, with confirmed devices in the pipeline.

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon Satellite will be used in upcoming smartphones from Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. There’s no indication of which devices will be supported, though it’s possible that a device from nothing with the feature fitted will be the Nothing Phone (2), which was recently confirmed.

As we covered earlier, Qualcomm’s technology uses the Iridium satellite constellation and supports two-way messaging for emergency services, SMS text messaging, and more.

Related: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite will bring emergency SMS to Android

Furthermore, Qualcomm’s satellite technology will be available on “all upcoming 5G Modem-RF systems and.”
Snapdragon mobile platform layers.” Qualcomm says it will be powered across Snapdragon chipsets 4 through 8, which seems to match MediaTek’s offering that also powers more affordable hardware. Similarly, Qualcomm also says that the future will bring this technology to automotive and Internet applications. things and arithmetic.

The Snapdragon Satellite will be available across all upcoming 5G Modem-RF systems and
Snapdragon Mobile platform layers (8 to 4 layers) as the ecosystem matures. behind
Smartphones, Snapdragon Satellite is set to expand into other device categories in computing,
Cars and the Internet of Things. As the ecosystem grows, so will OEMs and application developers
To differentiate and provide unique branded services that benefit from satellite communication.
The Snapdragon Satellite is slated to support non-terrestrial (NTN) 5G networks, like the NTN Satellite
Infrastructure and towers become available.

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