Huawei’s forthcoming flagship, the Mate 60 series, might incorporate satellite phone-call capabilities via the Tiantong-1 mobile communication satellite system, according to supply chain insiders. A digital blogger shared this information on Weibo on Wednesday. This anticipated series is poised to include power amplifier (PA) chips developed by Chinese chipmakers, although the specific manufacturer’s name remains unconfirmed. These PA chips are specially designed for the Tiantong-1 mobile communication satellite system, offering voice communication, image transmission, precise positioning, and data reporting. Unfortunately, the Mate X3 (Huawei’s foldable device) and the P60 series, both released in the first half of the year, won’t be able to support this satellite phone-call feature through future updates due to their lack of PA chips. Furthermore, there have been reports suggesting that both Huawei and Apple plan to hold their launch events on September 12th, potentially resulting in the Mate 60 series release coinciding with Apple’s iPhone 15 series. [IThome, in Chinese]