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Hard Apple! Huawei's new machine supports satellite communication technology

Posting time:2023-02-02 09:10:40

Hard Apple! Huawei's new machine supports satellite communication technology

Hello, everyone~ I missed 100 million fruits today, so I'm here to talk to you about what's new on the Internet today. As we all know, on September 6th, the long-awaited Huawei Mate 50 series flagship mobile phone will be released. It will confront the iPhone 14 series released on September 8th for the first time, and it can even be regarded as the top technology in China and the United States. A head-to-head confrontation for the company. As the launch date is approaching, Huawei has also started the warm-up activities for the Mate 50 series. Today, the official Weibo released a quick Q&A video of Yu Chengdong, the head of consumer business, on the official Weibo. The amount of information is huge! Yu Chengdong revealed in the interview that the Huawei Mate 50 series will be equipped with communication technology that "pierces the sky upwards". Combined with previous third-party revelations, Yu Chengdong's revelations can be seen as confirmation of the rumor that the Huawei Mate 50 series will support satellite communication technology. Subsequently, Huawei insiders also responded that the Mate 50 series will indeed be equipped with satellite communication technology. Due to Huawei's strong influence in the domestic technology industry, shortly after the release of the interview video, the satellite Internet sector and geographic information sector of A-shares both skyrocketed. After watching the video, some netizens with quick eyes and quick hands immediately went to buy a bunch of stocks in the corresponding sector, while Guozi was busy making up jokes in the comment area, and unfortunately missed this opportunity to get rich... But Guozi I think that although I missed the opportunity to get rich, it is more worthwhile to be able to write meaningful and valuable articles for my friends! So, today, let's talk about whether the satellite communication technology of Huawei Mate 50 makes any sense, and solve the doubts of friends who are confused after watching the news~ Want to use satellite to surf the Internet? It is not so simple and realistic to say that although the Mate 50 series supports satellite communication technology is indeed very powerful, its actual function is not the same as what most netizens think. When Guozi and some friends talked about this, they also took it for granted that this means that the Mate 50 series can completely get rid of the limitation of not being able to use 5G, and directly use satellite to surf the Internet and make calls. However, in fact, the satellite communication function of Huawei Mate 50 series cannot realize the functions of surfing the Internet and making calls, which is very different from the satellite phone we know. Previously, well-known breaking news expert Guo Mingji once revealed that the satellite communication function of Huawei Mate 50 series is based on the short message communication system of Beidou satellite, which can only be used to transmit text information, and can only transmit up to 39 Chinese characters . In other words, in fact, the satellite communication function of the Mate 50 series is to send text messages to satellites, and then the satellites forward other equipment terminals. So why can't the Mate 50 be able to surf the Internet and make calls like a satellite phone? The core reason is that the distance between the mobile phone and the satellite is very long, and the reception ability of the mobile phone signal antenna is too weak to receive a large amount of information stably and reliably, so it is impossible to use the satellite to make calls and surf the Internet. However, if the distance between the mobile phone and the satellite can be shortened, even if the ordinary smartphone does not make any changes, it can use the satellite to make calls and surf the Internet just like the satellite phone. For example, a while ago, the US telecommunications operator T-Mobile cooperated with SpaceX to provide users with the services of accessing the Internet and making calls on the satellite network through the latter's low-orbit Starlink satellites. But after all, the distance is too far and the antenna power is too low. Even if low-orbit satellites and mobile phones have been used to transmit data to each other, T-Mobile can still only provide users with a downlink speed of 2-4 Mbps, and it is very difficult to even load pictures. . At present, the most reliable satellite Internet access solution is only SpaceX's own Starlink plan. Its use method is somewhat similar to the "cauldron" TV used in rural areas a few years ago. It uses the "pot cover" to face the sky to receive satellite signals, and then transmit them to a terminal (local router) that can decode the information. Because the "big pot" has a much stronger ability to accept satellite signals than mobile phones, its network speed is also much faster than satellite phones, and it can provide a maximum of 1Gbps broadband service for a single user. Due to the limitation of product size, smartphones are far from being able to achieve this level at this stage, so the satellite communication function of Huawei Mate 50 series and Apple iPhone 14 series cannot replace telecom operators. It may not be useful, but it is by no means tasteless. However, objectively speaking, the Huawei Mate 50 series and iPhone 14 series support satellite communication technology, and it is not useless. Since climate disasters have become more frequent in recent years and will have a major impact on local network communication facilities, mobile phones that can send text messages through satellite communication technology can come in handy at this time. Such as major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and mudslides, when such severe disasters that can easily destroy local communication facilities occur, it is completely impossible to contact rescue teams or relatives and friends through normal means because the communication facilities are destroyed. And if you can send a text message to the satellite through your mobile phone for help, the probability of the victims surviving will be greatly increased. After all, in the Asia-Pacific region, the positioning accuracy of Beidou satellites has been reduced to about 2.68 meters. The rescue team finds the victims through reverse positioning. probability will also increase. Therefore, in Guozi's view, although adding satellite communication functions to mobile phones will indeed bring about hardware costs and even an increase in the final product pricing, this kind of function that can ensure personal safety in emergencies is still worthwhile. Just now, Google Vice President Lockheimer also came out and said that Android 14 released next year will also support satellite communication functions. In the foreseeable future, Android phone manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, OPPO and vivo will all equip their flagship phones with this feature. Therefore, Huawei's Mate 50 series and Apple's iPhone 14 series are the first to support satellite communication functions, which can also be seen as industry giants setting a new standard for flagship mobile phones. All in all, for most consumers, there are not many opportunities to use the satellite communication function to send text messages in daily life. At most, various media and Internet celebrities shoot video shows. But this does not mean that satellite communication is a tasteless function. It is like an airbag in a car. It stays by your side in obscurity most of the time. Only when you are in danger will you realize what it is. how important it is. But to be honest, Guozi hopes that my friends will never encounter such an urgent moment~ Reference: IT House: Huawei insiders responded that they will release the technology of "piercing the sky upward": Mate50 will indeed support satellite communication MacRumors: Kuo: Apple Has Completed Hardware Tests for iPhone 14 Satellite Connectivity, But Launch Depends on Partners 14 at September 7 Event Editor: Qitian

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