Huawei is already producing smartphones that do not have any components manufactured by US companies. An analysis by Fomalhaut Techno Solutions and UBS of different models marketed by the Chinese giant shows that the Huawei Y9 Prime (version 2019) and the recently announced Huawei Mate 30 no longer have any North American components.
According to the analysis, China still relies on US suppliers to produce other smartphone models – such as the P30 Pro and Mate 20X 5G – but shows a shift in the company's attitude toward reliance on US components.
A report from The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reveals, for example, that instead of the American Ciruss Logic, Huawei is using Dutch NXP to supply audio amplifiers and is using HiSilicon itself to produce Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips in instead of those of American Broadcom.
Despite Huawei's “message” in producing smartphones without US components, the company remains committed to doing business with US organizations again. «We would like to continue to use American components. It is good for US industry. It is good for Huawei. But that was taken from us, ”John Suffolk, the cyber security director of the Chinese giant, told the WSJ.
Despite this hardware independence, Huawei continues to have software issues: Technology is still banned from pre-installing Google software on branded devices, meaning Android's app store and popular services like Gmail , Google Maps, and Google Photos are not officially available on new Huawei devices such as the Mate 30 Pro.
Remember that Huawei is part of a "blacklist" of entities with which US companies cannot do business – although it is currently enjoying a 90-day period to continue trading with US producers.