The Galaxy S23 line should bring satellite communication as one of its innovations, seeking to match Apple and Huawei by allowing the sending of emergency alerts in places without a traditional telephone signal. In addition, rumors point out that the devices in the series can bring screens with a higher maximum brightness, among other improvements.
Satellite communication already appears in devices from other brands
Satellite messaging is a technology introduced recently in Apple and Huawei models. Samsung’s solution is expected to be very similar, to assist when traditional connections are not available.
In times of emergency, users will be able to send texts and other simple data to rescue services, for example. For this, the brand would use a low orbit satellite system (LEO), possibly in partnership with the specialized company Iridium.
It is estimated that Samsung has been working on this technology for about two years. It was said that the installation of a specific antenna would be the main challenge, since the component has too large dimensions to be fitted in the internal structure.
On the other hand, the process of consolidating the necessary infrastructure would already be practically completed. The use of technology should be broader in places with greater territorial extension, especially in North America and Europe.
Galaxy S23 Ultra may have screen that works better under the sun
The Galaxy S23 Ultra is also expected to come with a new E6 Super AMOLED LTPO 3.0 screen, with a maximum brightness of 2,200 nits. For comparison, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 2,000 nits screen, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra is at 1,750 nits.
In practice, this means that the performance of this display will be more satisfactory under direct sunlight, a more demanding condition for smartphones. In addition, this screen can bring a new PVM dimming technology at 2,000 Hz, which significantly reduces eye strain.
The Galaxy S23 is also expected to come with a new generation of Gorilla Glass, offering screen resistance closer to that offered by Apple with Ceramic Shield.
An improved glass can still appear on the rear lenses, which would enable the capture of higher quality photos, especially in poorer lighting conditions. The pixel-binning on the new 200 MP main sensor should also help in this regard, unifying up to 16 pixels into 1 for 12.5 MP photos.
Samsung has not yet confirmed a date for the launch of the Galaxy S23 line, but it is likely that the devices will appear early next year. If the brand follows its traditional schedule, Galaxy Unpacked will take place in February.