Xiaomi works on NavIC GPS on its phone with ISRO

For the Indian Smartphone with NavIC chipsets, Xiaomi holds advanced talks with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Xiaomi uses NavIC-friendly chipsets developed by Qualcomm on its smartphones in India when details of this project are finalized. Qualcomm has announced that its chip will get and release NaVIC. Now nearly Xiaomi agrees to do so. Xiaomi will launch NavIC chipsets on its mobile phones.

ISRO had announced in October 2019 that Qualcomm had successfully developed and tested NavIC supporting processors. In pursuing space technology for national development, the NavIC is a critical step forward, and we are committed to making this technology open to everyone for daily use. ISRO is very happy to be operating on the Qualcomm platforms to enable NavIC.


NavIC is the Indian version of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS), and it is designed to provide accurate position information services or location data to users in India and people in the region extending up to 1,500 km from the boundary of the country.NavIC is the Indian Regional Satellite Navigation System (IRNSS) abbreviation. The ISRO has built an IRNSS system for terrestrial navigation, aerial and maritime navigation, disaster management, tracking, and fleet management.

Two types of services are provided when deployed. One is the Standard Positioning Service (SPS) for all users. It will work in a way that is similar to our smartphone location service. The second is the Limited Service (LS). It is an encrypted service, and only authorized users can use it. It should be noted as soon as China announced the deployment of its navigation system Beidou in the first half of 2020, this development will take place. In addition to the US, the European Union and Russia also have their own Galileo and GLONASS navigation systems.