We all know of Apple’s satellite connectivity on the iPhone but only a few know of Huawei’s satellite connectivity. In fact, Huawei is the first ever company to have the satellite connectivity feature in a smartphone. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro was first smartphone to come with this feature. Beating Apple’s iPhone 14 series to this tech.
Huawei was much aware that the iPhone 14 series would feature the satellite technology. And to beat them in the “who did it first” argument, the Chinese technology giants decide to launch the Mate 50 Pro earlier than the iPhone 14. So, in terms of who launched first, Huawei launched the Mate 50 Pro. With satellite communication feature on the 6th of September 2022. Apple on the other hand launched the iPhone 14 series with the satellite communication on the 7th of September 2022.
Huawei Satellite Communication Feature Launched a Day Before Apple
Interestingly, it is only a day that separates the two smartphone manufacturing companies when it comes to who did it first. However, Apple did it better than Huawei. With Apple’s satellite communication, you could send and receive emergency SOS messages. Huawei’s emergency SOS satellite communication could only send emergency messages. But unable to receive messages via the satellite communication.
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Huawei has decided to beat Apple in both ways this time around. The world’s largest telecommunication equipment maker has decided to go the extra mile when it comes to satellite communication.
Huawei is set to launch its next generation foldable smartphone, the Huawei Mate X3. With regards to this, a tipster on Weibo has shared something interesting about the soon-to-launch foldable from Huawei. The report suggests that the Mate X3 will be Huawei’s next flagship device. This means the Chinese tech giants would rather launch the Mate X3 before the launch of the Huawei P60 series.
The Huawei Mate X3 will Feature Next Gen Satellite Communication
Another tip claims that the Huawei Mate X3 will feature a next generation satellite communication. This would allow users to send and receive short messages via satellite communication. It will also allow sending voice messages via the same communication method.
That is to say that Huawei has taken the lead when it comes to voice messages. As well as satellite communication is involved. Huawei is yet to confirm this as well as the official launch date of the Huawei Mate X3.