Huawei is slated to launch it’s Mate 50 smartphones. Although the Mate 50 will be a 4G smartphone based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4G version), it has a satellite link feature that gets around U.S. 5G curbs and outshine Apple

The Mate 50 series allow users to transmit short messages through the Chinese proprietary GPS system – BeiDou navigation satellite system.

Huawei is the first major smartphone maker to roll out such a feature, beating out market leaders like Apple, which is also working on satellite connectivity.

Huawei used a chip from developer CETC Acoustic-Optic-Electronic Technology to support satellite communications features. Huawei’s breakthrough is a big thing but that doesn’t mean users will be sending messages or making calls via satellite as it consumes a lot of battery.

Source Nikkei Asia

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