The smartphones of xiaomi and realme will now come with homegrown GPS technology. These companies have confirmed that they will now launch smartphones supporting Navigation with Indian Construction (NavIC), developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). NavIC is a native version of GPS technology used for navigation. Let us know that recently, Qualcomm, the processor maker, launched three new chipsets of Snapdragon 4,6,7 series. These three (Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460) chipsets support NavIC and NavIC can be used in smartphones that come with these processors.
NavIC will be the first among Xiaomi and Realme smartphones
Xiaomi's global president and India managing director Manu Jain said the company would soon launch smartphones operating on top-end Snapdragon 720G processors. Manu Jain did not give any information about what this smartphone will be, but it was pointed out that the next smartphone working on Snapdragon 720G processor will come with NavIC support. At the same time, Realme CEO Madhav Seth said that Realme will be the first company in the world to launch Snapdragon 665 processor smartphones with the Realme 5 series in India.
Apart from GPS, there are other navigation systems
GPS is quite popular among smartphone users, but very few people know that it is not the only navigation system. Russia uses its own navigation system GLONASS. On the other hand, Galileo in European Union and BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in China are used.
NavIC will be more accurate than GPS
Talking about NavIC, it will focus only on India. It is being told that it will be more accurate than GPS, whose position accuracy will be 5 meters. NavIC works on dual frequencies (S and L bands). At the same time, GPS only works on the L band. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the NavIC satellite navigation system made by ISRO in the year 2016 and now it is ready to come in smartphones. ISRO has deployed a total of 8 satellites to provide accurate navigation. Seven of these will provide positioning, location, navigation and timing service. While one will provide messaging service (IRNSS-1A).
There was a deficiency during the Kargil war
During the Kargil War, the US refused to provide GPS information about the Pakistani army entering India. This was the time when the country had first missed its satellite navigation system and after two decades of hard work, ISRO finally succeeded in providing the country with its own navigation system.