Samsung has announced that it has developed a new technology for connecting smartphones to satellites, which could be a game-changer for remote areas and disaster zones where traditional communication infrastructure is lacking or damaged. The new technology is called ‘Satellite-On-Phone,’ or SOP, and it allows users to send and receive messages and phone calls via satellite without the need for additional hardware. The technology uses a standard smartphone and a small, lightweight SOP module that can be attached to the back of the phone, making it easy to carry around.
The SOP module uses a special app that is installed on the smartphone to manage satellite connectivity. The app is designed to be user-friendly and easy to use, and it offers a range of features such as SMS messaging, voice calling, and location sharing. Samsung has also designed the SOP module to be compatible with a wide range of satellite networks, which means that users can use the technology in different parts of the world.
Samsung has not yet announced when the new technology will be available for purchase, but the company has said that it will be targeted at users in remote areas, disaster zones, and other situations where traditional communication infrastructure is lacking. The company has also said that it sees potential for the technology in the tourism industry, where it could be used to provide connectivity for tourists in remote locations.
The development of the SOP technology is a significant step forward for Samsung, which has been working on satellite communication technology for several years. The company has previously developed technologies for connecting smartphones to drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, and it has also been working on a range of other technologies for connecting devices to satellites. With the new SOP technology, Samsung is poised to become a major player in the satellite communication market, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.