The iPhone 14 series models released by Apple last year have two important functions that domestic users cannot use. One is eSIM. Getting rid of the physical SIM card is the wish of some fruit fans for many years. Although Apple has made changes, there are only US models. Yes, there is no clear news that the Bank of China model is suitable to support eSIM.
The second function that cannot be used is satellite communication. In special circumstances, this function can increase the probability of being rescued and has very important practical value. Although I personally think it is best to never use this function, as long as it is supported, it is always Can add a psychological defense line.
Nowadays, among the domestic models, only Huawei mobile phones support satellite communication, and other mobile phone users naturally hope that their mobile phone camps support this function. Now this hope has a high probability of becoming a reality, because Qualcomm has officially released its own “piercing the sky” technology. And it is more advanced than iPhone 14 and Huawei mobile phones.
At the recently held CES2023 (International Consumer Electronics Show), Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon Satellite (Snapdragon Satellite Communication), and has the unparalleled advantages of supporting similar models, and its practicality has greatly increased.
And according to Qualcomm’s official confirmation, this technology will appear on the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 model in the second half of 2023. At present, some top Android models are testing this technology. Support this technology, because a rabbit appeared behind the news, and the rabbit is the mascot of Xiaomi, so everyone guessed that way.
So where is the advancement of Qualcomm Snapdragon Satellite?
The first is two-way communication, which is a major technological breakthrough. Literally, it should be able to send messages and receive messages, which means that information interaction and dialogue communication can be carried out to a certain extent, which is better than satellites that can only send messages. Communication can be much more practical.
In special circumstances, the probability of being rescued will be greatly increased, such as more accurate positioning, and a more detailed understanding of the real-time situation of the rescuer, so that more targeted rescue measures can be taken.
Another advantage of Snapdragon Satellite is the speed of sending messages. Qualcomm’s CES field test results show that a message can be sent in 3 seconds.
As for the satellite communication function on the iPhone 14, foreign bloggers tested it for about 3 minutes before sending out the message.
Why is the speed of sending messages important? Because once it reaches the point where it needs to use satellite communication to call for help, it means that every second must be raced. If the function is in the data loading stage for a long time during use, it may lose the best chance of being rescued. Only by sending a message quickly can this function be more practical. significance.
In addition, how to trigger this function also makes people more curious. The iPhone 14 can be triggered when the emergency call cannot be made. Huawei mobile phones need to be set in advance when the signal status is good.
Personally, I hope that the trigger conditions of the Snapdragon Satellite will be more intelligent, which should be disclosed on the supported models in the second half of this year, so I will not make unfounded guesses here.
If more domestic mobile phones support satellite communication, will everyone here be attracted to buy them?