Huawei has revealed the Mate 50 series, a day forward of Apple’s September occasion and with a feature that the iPhone 14 is predicted to offer: the power to send satellite texting via satellite communication. The Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro can send brief texts and make the most of navigation because China’s international BeiDou satellite network permits transmission in areas without mobile signals.
The flagship Mate 50 collection consists of 4G-only variations of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset with 8GB of RAM. The 50 Pro has a barely larger 6.74-inch OLED show with a 120Hz refresh rate, whereas the Mate 50 gives a 6.7-inch, 90Hz OLED panel. Each includes a 50-megapixel virtual rear camera with a variable aperture lens with stops from f/1.Four to f/4 — most smartphone cameras use fixed apertures, so a moving gap is neat. However, the lens is so tiny that it’s unlikely to create any significant distinction in depth-of-field in most situations.
Each model shares a 13-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide. In contrast, everyone has a telephoto lens; the Pro will get an upgraded 64-megapixel camera able to 200x digital zoom — the usual Mate 50 gives 100x digital zoom with a lower-res 12-megapixel sensor.
If you feel you’re listening to quite a bit about satellite-based communication nowadays, it’s because you are. T-Mobile and SpaceX just declared a partnership to carry this feature to T-Cell subscribers using Starlink satellites. And the rumors of Apple’s satellite messaging feature have swelled since the final year.
In all those circumstances, the expertise will probably be restricted, not less than at first. T-Cell says its system will permit text and even image messaging; however, voice calls and data will come later. And based primarily on Huawei’s description of the system, it seems just like the Mate 50 phones will only be capable of sending texts by satellite and gained be capable of obtaining them.
In all those circumstances, satellite-based texting goals to supply an emergency connection in locations without a sign to get urgent messages out, rather than a solution to sustain together with your group chats while you’re out of cell vary. In any case, we’ll have to attend not less than slightly longer for the feature within the US — Huawei’s devices will, after all, not be bought right here.