Huawei’s Latest Smartphones, Network Gear are “America-Free”

backstreetboy

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Here’s one thing the U.S. government might not have considered when it banned Huawei from doing business in the country: The Chinese networking and smartphone giant doesn’t necessarily need the U.S. to thrive. In fact, its latest smartphones and 5G networking equipment are now “America-free.”

According to an analysis by UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions and cited first by The Wall Street Journal, the Huawei Mate 30 series of handsets are made entirely without any U.S. parts, a first. The expectation is that all 2020 Huawei smartphones will be made similarly.

And it’s not just handsets.

“All of our 5G [hardware] is now America-free,” Huawei cybersecurity official John Suffolk told the Journal. “We would like to continue using American components. It’s good for American industry. It’s good for Huawei. That has been taken out of our hands.
 

Dave

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the Huawei Mate 30 series of handsets are made entirely without any U.S. parts, a first.

And they've probably sold less than a container full of them in the west.

Without Google they're almost back to being a China market only manufacturer when the current Google approved models need replacing.
 

backstreetboy

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And they've probably sold less than a container full of them in the west.

Without Google they're almost back to being a China market only manufacturer when the current Google approved models need replacing.

Countries:

China – Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Malaysia – Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro
The Philippines – Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro
Singapore – Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro
Spain – Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Australia – Mate 30 Pro (registrations)
New Zealand – Mate 30 Pro

Indonesia – Mate 30 Pro sales from December 1, 2019
UAE – Registrations from December 1, 2019
France – Sale from December 9, 2019
Italy – Sale from December 18, 2019
 

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If any manufacturer has the clout to change a Google monopoly, it would be the second-largest phone manufacturer...
 

Tsepz_011

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I really want to give the Mate 30 Pro a go, I think it will be refreshing to have an Android phone without Google’s bloat. Would be interested to see the apps being used to replicate things like Google Maps.
 
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