Huawei flagship smartphones in the Mate 50 series will be hitting the floors on September 6, a day ahead of Apple’s “Far Out” event wherein the iPhone 14 series will take the center stage. Huawei Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) announced in a video the company will release innovative technology to compete with Apple and Samsung.
Huawei’s Satellite Connectivity
Yu may be referring to the future Huawei handsets’ satellite connectivity. Pandaily, a Beijing publication, stated last month that Huawei secured a satellite communication patent. This patent describes how the company will use satellites to enhance the performance of a handset’s communication capabilities while minimizing energy consumption.
TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offered the most solid proof. The analyst known for his accurate predictions about iPhones notes that the Huawei flagship phones for 2022 will lead the iPhone in providing emergency SMS or text services via Beidou System’s satellite communication.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s SVP of Platforms and Ecosystems, acknowledged they are ‘planning for satellites’ Android 14 will offer satellite connectivity, which is separate from cellular. Apple is reportedly working on satellite connectivity for iPhone 14. The company reportedly finished iPhone 14 satellite testing before mass manufacturing.
Huawei’s Mate 50 series may get an emergency battery mode.
The new Mate 50 series will feature HarmonyOS 3.0 pre-installed, and an emergency battery mode may let users to make calls and send texts if the phone’s battery dies.
Adding satellite communication to smartphones will allow users to access data and make calls even in remote regions. Kuo brought up the “business model” because it’s unclear how users would pay for the service.
Huawei, which no longer partners with Leica, has called its in-house photography technology XMAGE. Huawei traditionally produced two flagship models annually: the photography-focused P-series and the technologically advanced Mate 50 line. The company’s restrictions, especially regarding CPUs, have led Huawei to publish just one flagship series a year.
Huawei, handicapped and debilitated, will beat Apple by one day with satellite connectivity for its new flagship phones.