NavIC Indian Own GPS Better than US GPS

GPS (Global Positioning System) & GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System) the two conventional global navigation satellite systems. These former is owned by the United States Government & operated by the United States Space Force while the later is owned & operated by the Russian Federation.

These are two navigational systems offer global coverage & their precision is excellent. After the around seven years of rigorous development & testing our Country India are finally developed its own satellite navigation system known as NavIC.

This article, we are shared every information that need to know about NavIC. Additionally, we are even compared NavIC to the good old GPS. At the end of this article, there a small list of smartphones & mobile processors that support NaVIC.


What is NavIC ?


Navigation with the Indian Constellation or often shortened as NavIC is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time position & timing services. NavIC covers India and a region extending 1,500 KM around it.Coverage area is NavIC is expected to increase in the upcoming years. The name of the project behind NavIC is IRNSS which elaborates to Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.

NavIC are operated by the ISRO & it presently consists of a constellation of seven satellites, coupled with two additional satellites on the ground as stand-by. ISRO might expand the NavIC system by incrementing its constellation size from 7 to 11.According to ISRO offical statement . NavIC will available on both military & commercial usage. The result, civilians can use NavIC on their smartphones, fitness bands, & vehicles.


NavIC VS GPS? Which one better and There Different


Some of the major differences between NavIC and GPS are

NavIC is better is GPS in India because the all satellite focus in India Global it more accurate to GPS.

Both GPS & NavIC are navigation satellite systems. whenever, Global Positioning System tracks the entire globe while NavIC is limited to India.

India Geostationary satellites that are situated in a much higher orbit and use dual frequency bands (L5-band and S-band) the accuracy of NavIC is better than that of GPS. Additionally, the signal on NavIC is less prone to obstructions.

GPS relies on 31 operational satellites for its proper functioning. On the other hand,

NavIC relies on just 7 satellites in the earth orbit.

NavIC satellites use dual frequency bands (L5-band and S-band) while GPS still uses single frequency band.

GPS is supported on every single smartphone in existence while NavIC is a newly developed technology.


List Of Phones With NavIC Support


Qualcomm are releas many NavIC compatible chipsets since then. For instance, Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 765, Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, & Snapdragon 460 are some of the recently announced mobile processors that will support NavIC.The powerful Qualcomm chipsets mentioned above will sport single-frequency receivers which can track the L5 band. Later dual-frequency receivers will also be added to the upcoming processors and these processors will be capable of tracking L5 and S-band for higher accuracy.

The Two famous smartphone brands have either announced or launched NavIC compatible smartphones are Xiaomi and Realme.

Smartphones with NavIC support 2020:

Realme X50 Pro 5G
Redmi Note 9 Pro
Realme 6 Pro
We can expect more & more NavIC-enabled smartphones to be compatible with NavIC in the upcoming years.


Can I Get NavIC Support On Older Smartphone?


Its impossible to get NavIC support on older smartphones as it uses a different frequency band. It is worth noting , NavIC is a hardware-oriented feature of a smartphone & the frequency receivers for NavIC are integrated within the processor. As a result, it’s impossible to get NacIC on older phones via OTA update.


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