Huawei Mate 50 series, the manufacturer’s flagship line for 2022, will be presented next Tuesday, September 6, a day before Apple unveils the iPhone 14 series. Huawei Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) said ), in a video of the Mate 50 phones, that the company will launch “sky-high” technology.
Huawei may overtake Apple by one day when it introduces satellite connectivity to the Mate 50 series
Yu may be referring to some kind of satellite connection for Huawei’s upcoming flagship phones. The end of last month, Beijing-based Bandeli
It reported that Huawei has patented a file titled “Satellite Communications and Devices”. The patent shows how Huawei will use satellites to improve the performance of the phone’s communications capabilities while reducing power consumption.
Huawei will present the Mate 50 line on September 6
The company has filed other patents related to satellite-based smartphones. Although all this information points to a satellite connection of the Mate 50 line, perhaps the most reliable evidence comes from TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While Kuo is known for his meticulous iPhone calls, he says the Mate 50 will “lead the iPhone” in providing emergency short message services (SMS also known as text) over satellite communications operated by the Beidou system.
At the end of last month, Koo said that Apple has finished testing the satellite connection of the iPhone 14 line before mass production
From phones started. Kuo stated that “whether the iPhone 14 will offer a satellite communications service depends on whether Apple and operators can compromise the business model.” Mark Gorman of Bloomberg said last year that Apple would introduce satellite service to allow iPhone users in a cellular deprived area to send emergency text messages (which would appear inside gray text bubbles on other iPhones).
Thanks to the US restrictions on Huawei (which are documented here to the point of nausea), the Chinese manufacturer is not as real a threat to Apple in the market as it was just a few years ago. Interestingly, it looks like both Huawei and apple
It has similar plans for how to use a satellite connection to send text messages over a satellite when cellular signals are not available. The idea is for phone owners to report emergencies they witness or participate in.
Four Mate 50 models are expected to present on Tuesday, September 6: Mate 50e (powered by Snapdragon 778), Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro, and Mate 50 RS (Porsche Design). The last three models will have the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G SoC under their hoods.
Huawei is rumored to reveal a new emergency battery mode for the Mate 50 series
Going back to the idea of adding satellite connectivity to smartphones, the ultimate goal of satellite companies will be to provide connectivity to smartphone users allowing them to receive data and make phone calls even in the most isolated areas. It is not clear how users will pay for this service which is why Kuo has introduced a ‘business model’ as mentioned earlier.
The Mate 50 line will also feature a variable aperture lens, and Huawei, which no longer has its partnership with Leica, has named its in-house imaging system XMAGE. Huawei previously released two flagship models each year with the imaging-focused P series released at the beginning of the year and the technically advanced Mate 50 line introduced at the end of the year. But the company’s restrictions, especially with regard to chips, have forced Huawei to release only one flagship series per year as it alternates between the two models.
And now, as handicapped and crippled as it is, Huawei is about to one day beat Apple by announcing satellite connectivity for its new flagship phones.