Huawei has managed to develop a smartphone with no American parts, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The discovery was made thanks to an analysis by UBS and Tokyo-based tech lab Fomalhaut Techno Solutions.
Huawei has been plagued by on-off US sanctions in recent months, and it was blacklisted by the Trump administration in May. The Mate 30 is unable to provide users with access to Google Play services as a result.
The Chinese telecoms giant has reportedly given some of its staff lavish bonuses for helping to circumvent the US sanctions.
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Huawei struck a symbolic blow in the ongoing tech cold war between China and the US.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Chinese tech giant’s Mate 30 smartphone contains precisely zero American parts. The discovery was made thanks to an analysis of the Mate 30 by UBS and Tokyo-based tech lab Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, which disassembled the phone.
Launched in September, the Mate 30 is a rival to Apple’s iPhone 11 and Samsung’s Galaxy S10. A major roadblock to selling the phone outside China is both the basic Mate 30 and the higher-end Mate 30 Pro’s …read more
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