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 lack of access to Google apps and services.