Tipster says Huawei Mate 50 series will offer satellite-based SMS service
The Huawei Mate 50 series is rumored to support Beidou satellite connectivity for cellular-free SMS messages
Other Chinese smartphone brands are expected to include satellite support by the end of 2021
The Weibo tipster who spread the rumor about the Mate 50 and its possible support for sending satellite-based SMS messages adds that other Chinese smartphone brands will probably support satellite connectivity by the end of this year. The Beidou SMS feature is part of the satellite system’s navigation system, it is used in many different industries including forest fire prevention, power monitoring, and transportation.
When it comes to the use of satellite connectivity for SMS messages, it will allow users to stay in touch with others using text messages even in areas where there is no cellular service. Eventually, phone manufacturers hope to allow users to make and take phone calls without requiring the use of a cellular network.