The most important feature is the “upward stabbing” technology, which is the world’s first smartphone to support Beidou satellite messaging. It is the world’s first smartphone to support BeiDou satellite information.
According to Huawei, the Huawei Mate 50 series is the world’s first popular smartphone that supports Beidou satellite messaging. In the absence of ground network signal coverage, you can still send messages through the “Beidou satellite messaging” service number in the Changlian App to keep in touch with the outside world, and also support one-click track map generation.
In addition, all brands of cell phones can receive Beidou satellite messages (regular SMS) when there is a ground network.
Of course, this feature is only available in mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), and only Mate 50, Mate 50 Pro and Mate 50 RS Porsche Design support this feature (excluding Mate 50E).
Now, Huawei officials in the introduction of this feature also mentioned that other models can also support satellite communication function through software upgrades, for example, Huawei Mate Xs 2 will support the function later, while all other models can not support this function through a software upgrade, that is, hardware restrictions.