Huawei has launched its latest flagship smartphone range — the Mate 50 series — with support for satellite texting in areas without cellular connectivity.
The feature will allow users to communicate with China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System for sending short messages and navigating.
Satellite calling and texting were expected to be among the standout features of last year’s iPhone 13.
Huawei’s smartphones are still reputed for their impressive camera capabilities. Three of its models currently occupy spots in DXOMark’s top 10 camera smartphone rankings.
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