Xiaomi India MD and worldwide VP Manu Kumar Jain launched that Xiaomi could be the first smartphone mannequin in India to produce assist for India-made GPS various Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC), Realme’s India head Madhav Sheth too made an similar declare. In a submit on micro-blogging web site Twitter, Sheth talked about that the corporate’s recently-launched cellphone Realme X50 Professional comes with NavIC assist. The sudden announcement surprised everyone as Realme X50 Professional runs on Snapdragon 865 SoC which, as per Qualcomm’s website, would not assist NavIC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, identical to the older flagship Snapdragon 855, helps satellite tv for pc television for laptop methods like Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Twin-frequency GNSS, GNSS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS. The itemizing would not embody NavIC.
Qualcomm in an official assertion has confirmed that Snapdragon 865 will get assist for NavIC by way of an substitute. “Snapdragon 865 is NavIC profitable with the final word software program program substitute coming to our OEMs round April 2020,” it talked about. Nonetheless, the chipmaker has made no suggestions as as to if this software program substitute will be provided to completely different Snapdragon chipsets or not. Now, if Xiaomi manages to launch its Redmi cellphone sooner than April 2020, then they could become the first mannequin in India to produce NavIC assist. Else, Realme wins. As far as who will get to be the first to launch a phone with NavIC assist in India is frightened, the phrase that this may increasingly more and more not indicate lots for end-users. As in the long run, all smartphone chipsets will lastly present NavIC assist. The selection in order so as to add NavIC assist or not in a smartphone is totally as a lot as chipmakers like Qualcomm, MediaTek and others. There’s truly nothing for smartphone producers on this.