The smartphone-verse has been in a bit of a tizzy lately as far as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 supporting (or not supporting) NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) is concerned. To put a timeline of sorts on things, we have to start with ISRO announcing NavIC.
Once Indian Space Research Organisation announced the indigenous alternative to the GPS (Global Positioning System), smartphone makers like Realme and Xiaomi announced soon after that they would be brining the tech to their smartphones this year.
Xiaomi made an announcement this week where they mentioned that the company was going to launch smartphones this year that will come equipped with NavIC tech.
On the other hand, Realme launched its 5G-ready Realme X50 Pro in India on Monday. After Xiaomi’s announcement, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth mentioned in a tweet that the X50 Pro comes with NavIC tech.