Xingji Technology, a firm owned by Chinese auto giant Geely, announced on Monday that it will release new phones with low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity after acquiring Chinese phone producer Meizu. According to Xingji, the device will launch as soon as 2023 and will be the world’s first affordable phone with LEO connectivity. Registered in September 2021, Xingji Technology officially started operations this month, focusing on next-generation smartphones, mobile devices, and wearable smart devices that utilize XR technologies, according to their LinkedIn profile. [ITHome, in Chinese]