The Huawei Mate 50 series, the manufacturer’s flagship line for 2022, will be introduced this coming Tuesday, September 6th, one day before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 series. Huawei Consumer Business CEO, Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) said in a video about the Mate 50 handsets that the company is going to release technology that “pierces the sky upwards.”
Huawei might beat out Apple by one day when it introduces satellite connectivity for the Mate 50 series
Huawei will introduce the Mate 50 line on September 6th
The firm has filed other satellite-based patents related to smartphones. Even though all of this information points to satellite connectivity for the Mate 50 line, perhaps the most reliable evidence comes from TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While Kuo is known for his accurate calls about the iPhone, he says that the Mate 50 will “lead the iPhone” in providing emergency short message services (SMS also known as text) via satellite communication run by Beidou System.
Huawei is rumored to reveal a new emergency battery mode for the Mate 50 series
Returning to the idea of adding satellite connectivity to smartphones, the ultimate goal would be for satellite firms to provide connectivity to smartphone users allowing them to receive data and make phone calls even in the most desolate areas. It isn’t clear how users would pay for such a service which is why Kuo brought up the “business model” as we mentioned earlier.
And now, handicapped and crippled as it is, Huawei is about to beat out Apple by one day with the announcement of satellite connectivity for its new flagship phones.