Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

On this file photograph taken on March 06, 2019 a employees member of Huawei makes use of her cell phone on the Huawei Digital Transformation Showcase in Shenzhen, China’s Guangdong province. – Huawei is promoting a folding smartphone with out Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. AFP File

BEIJING — Chinese language tech large Huawei is promoting a folding smartphone with out Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

The Mate X went on sale Friday on Huawei’s on-line retailer in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($2,422) and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launched in September.

Huawei Applied sciences Ltd. is scrambling to protect its enterprise following U.S. controls imposed in Could on gross sales of American parts and expertise to the corporate, which Washington stated is a safety threat.

The Mate X makes use of Huawei’s Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 chipset, and Chinese language options to Google music, maps, and different providers.

Huawei has but to announce plans for gross sales outdoors China.

Edited by KGA

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