Will satellite communication be available in Chinese devices?
After iPhone 13, Chinese mobile phones will also have satellite connection
The next great innovation that the iPhone 13 will carry will be satellite communication to make emergency calls without relying on the coverage of terrestrial antennas. Without a doubt, it will be a very useful feature that can even save lives. Now, will Android phones leave this technology behind? of course not. There is already news that Chinese mobile phones will follow the same path.
Through a post on Weibo, we learned that Huawei is already working with other Chinese manufacturers to integrate direct connectivity with Beidou satellites into their future smartphones. In theory, the first Chinese mobile phone that will bring this great feature is the Huawei Mate 50.
Not surprisingly, the satellite navigation system that Chinese manufacturers will use for this function is Beidou, which consists of two separate sets of satellites. This satellite connection is expected to be implemented by the end of this year on most mobile phones made in China. And we are not only talking about those of Huawei, but also about Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo and others.
The very important thing that the Weibo leak ensures is that this Chinese technology cannot be used for emergency calls, as it will only allow SMS to be sent via satellite. We do not know if these messages will have any cost or if they can be sent from countries other than China.
In addition, with all the accusations of espionage that China and its companies have received recently, we would not be surprised if the governments of some countries ban the use of this satellite communication. For now, this is just news, so don’t take it seriously just yet.
We hope the Huawei Mate 50 comes out soon to find out the whole truth. Some say that this mobile will use a new 4nm processor from Qualcomm called Snapdragon SM8450, which will be optimized to be able to use a satellite connection without issues. We’ll see how all this news ends…