Huawei launched their first Huawei device that is able to connect to China’s rival to GPS. It is the first Huawei smart phone to connect to China’s Beidou satellite networking system.
United States sanctions crippled Huawei’s mobile phone business. But Huawei is going to remain relevant in the mobile market. Last Tuesday, The Chinese technology giant took the wraps off the Mate 50 smart phone and also the Matepad Pro tablet and Watch GT 3 pro smartwatch.
Features of Huawei Mate 50
There are higher features in that mobile. Huawei Mate 50 has updated camera with lenses and it is arranged in a circle on the back. The phone runs the latest version of Huawei’s self developed operating system called Harmony 3.0. Harmony 3.0 operating system was released in 2019. It happened after Huawei was cut off from using Google’s Android software because of U.S. sanctions.
U.S. sanctions cut off the Huawei from the key chip required. Therefore Mate 10 does not have connectivity with the super fast 5G networks. Still Mate 50 is being used past generation network, 4G.
This is the first Huawei smart phone to connect to China’s Beidou satellite networking system and it is released for public. Global Positioning System known as GPS is a US owned company. It is widely using all over the world. Beiduo was released in 2020 as a rival to the GPS by china.
You might be curious what is that Beiduo connectivity and what are the things you can be got. Using this feature, users can still send messages even they lose their connection to s terrestrial mobile network. If you are in remote area this would be helped you.
Public can buy this smart phone from previous Tuesday. The mate 50’s starting price is 4,999 yuan ($718). Higher spec Mate Pro price starting at 6,799 yuan ($1,0006).
US Sanctions and Huawei
Years ago, once, Huawei was the number one smart phone player in the market. But when comes to today, Huawei holds a very small share in the market. The reason for it is US sanctions. With this sanctions, US cut the Huawei off from the key components and software.
Still Huawei is trying to remain smart phone market and first Huawei smart phone to connect to China’s Beidou satellite networking system will help it. And also Huawei hopes their other products like smartwatch, tablet and other accessories contribute it.
Huawei’s EV Push
Lately Huawei in going through the market with its telecommunication equipment business. In last two years Huawei was able to growth in other areas like software and cloud computing. Recently Huawei has build automotive technology business with the aim of electric vehicles. The Shenzhen, South China headquartered firm is partnering with automakers and provide technology in various part f vehicle instead manufacturing their own cars.
Last Tuesday Huawei launched the AITO M5 electric vehicle. AITO M5 electric vehicle was launched with the collaboration with Chinese Automaker Seres. There are key features in this vehicle that helps to control of the vehicle. Some of they are Huawei’s Harmony OS operating system for the digital cockpit and infotainment system. It also has a computing system to adjust the torque of the vehicle.
There are many Chinese technology firms have entered the electric vehicle market. They purpose is to grab a slice of the pie in the fast growing EV market. Search Giant Baidu, Xiaomi smart phone making company are some of them. Huawei has launched cars alongside the Chinese state owned automakers BAIC and Changan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Beidou better than GPS?
Beiduo provides high-quality and reliable positioning and navigation facilities for users in around the world. The accuracy in worldwide positioning is better than 4.4 meters. It is comparable to that of the GPS. The performance of Beidou in the Asia-Pacific region is better than it.
How many countries are using Beidou?
More than 120 countries are using Beidou. Such as Pakistan and Thailand. They are using China’s Beidou system for purposes like monitoring traffic at ports or guiding rescue operations.
Can you use BeiDou in the US?
Most of the Android phones using the BeiDou system. Unlike major brands Huawei and Samsung, Apple doesn’t specifically list BeiDou under iPhones’ tech specs for navigation.