Today, South Korea's popular mobile carrier SK Telecom has announced the introduction of Rich Communication Services (RCS) based on data communication starting with Samsung Galaxy flagships.
According to SK Telecom, the mobile operator has currently rolling out the RCS support for Galaxy Note9, S9 and S9+. Also, the company said it has further extended the functionality and services that come with global version of RCS.
With the RCS services, users can send an attachment file up to 100 MB directly via message and also allows users to open group chat with up to 100 participants. Moreover, it allows group chat enhancements along with geolocation sharing to easily share your location without leaving your native messaging app.
In addition to this, the telecom company will allow users to send high-resolution photos and videos of 5MB or less without data deduction. Also, Until June, through a promo event users can send 5MB or more and 100MB or less without any additional data.
SK Telecom plans to provide RCS service to Galaxy Note 9, S9 and S9+ customers sequentially from 15th January onwards and will expand it with Note8, S8, and S8+ in February. The upcoming Galaxy S10 will be pre-equipped with RCS features.
In the US, T-Mobile is the only leading mobile network that provided RCS support for Galaxy Devices, while other mobile carriers are planning to launch RCS services by upcoming months.