Geely’s Star Era, which acquired a 79.09% controlling stake in Meizu Technology, announced that it will launch the world’s first consumer-grade cell phone directly connected to a low-orbiting satellite.
StarTimes CEO Wang Yong said that since the 3G era, we have changed from making phone calls with cell phones to the era of “looking” at cell phones to get information and communicate through cell phones. In the next decade, people’s demand for intelligent and integrated multi-device experiences will grow rapidly, requiring a new way of displaying and interacting with information. We see this window of opportunity for the change of the times and come in ALL IN, focusing on the development of a new generation of intelligent terminal products, including the Star Era connected cell phone, AR technology-related products, smart car-related technologies, etc. and integrating these technologies, hoping to bring people a new immersive experience and realize the Star Era crossing of the physical and digital worlds.
Star Era proposes the Star Era Connected Technology, which realizes all-area coverage and multi-terminal interconnection through 5G + low-orbit satellite communication + near-field communication so that people “never lose contact”. With the support of low-orbiting satellites, we can provide wide coverage, high-speed, stable and low latency integrated communication channels between heaven and earth for all scenarios of the Star Era services.
Wang Yong also said that the Star Era, relying on the layout of Chairman Li Shufu, is able to leverage the low-orbit satellite communication capabilities in the travel technology ecosystem, and the future launch of the Star Era connected cell phone will be the world’s first consumer-grade cell phone directly connected to low-orbit satellites to achieve integration between heaven and earth and borderless connectivity. The desert, deep sea, jungle, and other uninhabited areas can also ensure the communication needs of consumers, to achieve true, all-scene, all-area link coverage.
Wang Yong revealed that the products of the Star Era will be launched next year at the earliest, and will bring a new interaction design called multimodal bionic interaction design. In the future, products such as the Star Era connected cell phones, AR glasses and smart cars will be integrated to bring users a seamless flow and an immersive experience with borderless connectivity.
Hubei Xingji Era Technology Co., Ltd. and Hubei Xingji Meizu Holdings Co. Star Era and Star Meizu will lay out high-end cell phone business and wearable mobile terminal business in Wuhan Economic Development Zone, and focus on building an industrial ecology of human-vehicle interaction.
Star Era is dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of high-end smartphones, XR technology products, and wearable smart terminal products, which will be located in the Wuhan Economic Development Zone in September 2021, and will invest in the construction of a global headquarters of all-scene convergence smart products for the dual 6G era. In addition, construction of the next-generation mobile smart terminal R&D center will commence soon and is expected to be put into operation in April 2023.