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New Huawei smartphone now uses 60% Chinese-made components

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Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei is utilizing more parts and components made in its home country, as Huawei remains on the US entity list and is effectively barred from buying American-made chips for its smartphones.

In a teardown of the Huawei Mate 40E, Nikkei Asia and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions were able to discern how many of the components of this 5G-enabled, 6.5-inch phone are made in China.

As it turns out, the figure reaches 60 percent in terms of value. These Chinese components include the 5G chip, OLED display, lithium-ion battery, and mainboard. The phone’s communication chip comes from US-based Qualcomm. The rest of the components, such as memory, storage devices, and cameras, come from South Korea and Japan.

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In comparison, the older-generation Huawei Mate 30 only had 30 percent of parts that originated in China.

Huawei remains reliant on crucial American chips, some of which the company still has in stock. As supply dwindles, this would lead to fewer smartphones in the future as the company is still scrambling to be self-reliant.

Source: Nikkei

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