A dead battery does not necessarily mean a completely unusable smartphone! Manufacturers are smart to allow users to continue using their phone even when it is flat.
The battery is the backbone of war for smartphones and users. If we have observed a certain propensity to be overweight in recent years, it is because manufacturers have to integrate bigger and bigger batteries. But this is no longer enough and not even flat, a smartphone must still be able to serve, at least a little.
Backup mode, backup battery …
In early September, Huawei unveiled the Mate 50, its new range of high-end smartphones. Among the many novelties of these devices there is a battery with a capacity of 4,700 mAh with fast charging at 66W wired and 50W wireless. But that is not all. The component has an emergency backup that will allow the device to continue operating, even if a miracle is not foreseeable.
The Huawei Mate 50 emergency power function will work even after the battery runs out pic.twitter.com/9TSqQA1zrN
– Deng Li (@MrDengLi) 1 September 2022
Huawei announces two additional hours of operation, enough to make a few phone calls and send SMS in case, but not all functions will be available. In addition, the Mate 50 will regularly notify the user that it needs to be recharged.
The manufacturer is not the only one to offer a reduction in operation even with a low battery. For several generations, the iPhone has offered a backup mode which allows you to use a payment, a transport, a student card or even a virtual vehicle or home key with the flat smartphone.
The iPhone, on the other hand, will not turn on, it will remain in standby: unlike the Mate 50, it will not be possible to use the telephone function or messaging. You can’t have it all, but these spare features are bound to expand with future generations.