Today, Huawei Mate 60 Pro launched as the world’s first phone with satellite calling feature. The company took this entirely new route to revolutionize satellite technology in mobile devices.
Huawei Mate 60 Pro users can directly call another smartphone using a satellite orbiting the Earth. This action happens without any mobile signal. Additionally, users can dial new numbers and receive incoming calls.
Currently, there are no details available on this matter. However, past information reveals that Huawei Mate 60 Pro is using China’s Tiantong-1 satellite system for its satellite calling features.
This is a satellite mobile communication system independently developed. It consists of a space segment, a ground segment, and user terminals. Currently, three of these satellites are in orbit.
What’s more interesting is that the satellite has no restrictions on signal coverage. This makes it seamlessly connected in mountains, oceans, plateaus, forests, and other scenarios.
To enable such tech, Huawei is using PA chips inside the Mate 60 Pro, which amplifies the signal and manages power consumption. A past report also suggests that the PA chips are developed domestically.
Last year, Huawei introduced the Mate 50 series with the first generation of satellite SMS, which allows only one-way SMS connectivity. In the Huawei P60 Series, Huawei upgraded this tech for two-way SMS conversation.
With this revolution, the latest satellite calling comes as a major achievement.