New Delhi: After Apple first introduced it to the iPhone 14 series, Samsung will reportedly include satellite connectivity on its Galaxy smartphones. The leak comes from Twitter user Ricciolo, but it’s unclear which Samsung phones will get this feature and in which country. In the US and Canada, Apple has restricted the satellite calling feature in the iPhone 14 series. The calling option remains unavailable to the general public in countries like India.
Apple made the option available on the new iPhone 14 models, including the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max. It’s also available on the ultra-luxury Apple Watch Ultra. When users are out of cellular coverage and Wi-Fi, they can use Emergency SOS via satellite for text emergency services.
If the leak is true, Samsung may include the feature on its more premium Galaxy S and Fold series smartphones in the first phase. It’s unclear if the company will offer the option in markets other than the United States and Canada.
Samsung has previously imitated Apple when it comes to adding new features to its smartphones. For example, to increase sales of its TWS earbuds, the company has started removing the headphone jack. The first to do so was Apple with the widely available iPhone 7 series.
For its new iPhone 14 smartphones, Apple has also taken some features from its Android competitors. On the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, for example, the company introduced AoD (always on display). But many Android phones have been enjoying this feature for a long time. In 2016, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge was the device that made it popular. Similar to how the iPhone 14’s Work mode, which is just another name for stable mode, is available in Samsung’s flagship as Super Steady mode.