Qualcomm company featured on the Fortune Magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies of 2023 has launched its Snapdragon satellite which will support a two-way messaging facility for Premium smartphones and above. It is the World’s first satellite-based solution to offer this feature.
This project is a joint venture by Qualcomm and Iridium to bring satellite-based connectivity to next-generation premium Android smartphones. This new Snapdragon satellite has global coverage from north to south pole and can support two-way messaging for emergency use, SMS texting, and other messaging applications – for a variety of purposes such as emergencies or recreation in remote, rural, and offshore locations.
In terms of connectivity, Snapdragon Satellite can be expanded to other devices such as tablets, vehicles, laptops, and IoT. Notably, the Satellite system is developed to support 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), as NTN satellite infrastructure and constellations can be easily available.
At CES 2023, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that the Snapdragon Satellite will provide this facility to devices based on the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform. “Robust and reliable connectivity is at the heart of premium experiences. Snapdragon Satellite showcases our history of leadership in enabling global satellite communications and our ability to bring superior innovations to mobile devices at scale,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president, and general manager, of cellular modems and infrastructure, at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Kicking off in premium smartphones later this year, this new addition to our Snapdragon platform strongly positions us to enable satellite communication capabilities and service offerings across multiple device categories.”