Xiaomi is about to launch a series of smartphones this year. Fortunately, one of the Redmi devices to arrive this year will be powered by the latest lineup of Qualcomm’s chipsets that support NavIC or Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. The Chinese smartphone maker has come forward to roll out upcoming smartphones in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies Inc that will support India’s GPS.
GPS or Global Positioning System is a constellation of satellites under the U.S. commands that enable location to our mobile devices. Similar to GPS, we have BDS (China), Galileo (Europe), Glonass (Russia) and to join the lineup, now we have NavIC of India.
NavIC consists of 7 satellites where three are orbiting the geostationary orbit while the rest are in geosynchronous orbit around the Earth. Having a global positioning system built and operate in India allows us to get even better accuracy of 5 meters. In fact, the NavIC is made to detect users with an accuracy of 5 meters which is 20 meters better than what GPS could operate. It will be able to gauge the user’s location and provide visual and voice navigation right from point A to B which includes turning to either right or left or forward just when you come out of a building or house.
Xiaomi has joined hands with both ISRO and Qualcomm to roll out smartphones supporting the new GPS system of India. Qualcomm launched Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and Snapdragon 460 mobile platforms that support NavIC and an upcoming Redmi smartphone will sport one of the chipsets enabling users to hail it rather than relying on the US’s GPS. Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed the date of release yet, however, considering Xiaomi’s previous launches, it wouldn’t be much of a wait.
Apart from Xiaomi, Realme is in tow to roll out a smartphone with Qualcomm chipset supporting the new tech from ISRO for better positioning made especially for Indian conditions like congestions and more.
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