New Delhi: iPhone 14 will be launched a few hours from now. There are a lot of rumors circulating in the market regarding the specifications of the Apple iPhone 14. One of the most talked about topics about the device is that the device comes with the features of satellite communication. Reports claimed that this is the first device that will support satellite communications, but here’s the truth.
Huawei has unveiled its flagship Mate 50 series of phones ahead of Apple’s launch of Far Out iPhone 14. The Mate 50 is the world’s first commercial smartphone to include satellite communications, which, if rumors are to be believed, will also be one of the upcoming major selling points of the iPhone 14. (Also Read: iPhone Launch: From Initial Stage to Game-Changing Game, Here’s the Evolution of Apple iPhone)
Mate 50 series phones, including the Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro, will be able to send short texts using this capability thanks to the global BeiDou satellite network in China. This will enable calling in locations that do not have mobile service. (Also read: Apple ‘Far Out’ event live updates: How, when, where to watch and what to expect from the iPhone 14 event?)
Due to Huawei’s current position with the US government, the top-of-the-line Mate 50 series only comes with the 4G variants of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU. The Mate 50 has a 6.7-inch 90Hz OLED display, while the 50 Pro has a screen A larger 6.74-inch OLED with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Both smartphones have a 50MP primary rear camera for taking pictures. Both phones have a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens as well as a telephoto lens. On the other hand, the Pro model has a 64MP camera with 200X digital zoom capability.
Since last year, there have been rumors that Apple will also include satellite messaging capability in its iPhone 14 series. According to Huawei’s description, Mate 50 smartphones will only be able to send and receive text messages. In emergency situations, satellite-based text messaging is useful, especially in locations with little or no signal normally.