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Huawei unveils world's most advanced chip to counter Apple

Faster, smarter functions showcase in-house chip designer HiSilicon's progress

People walk past an advertisement for Huawei outside an electronics store in Tokyo.

TAIPEI -- China's Huawei Technologies, which recently surpassed Apple as the second-largest smartphone maker worldwide, on Friday announced what industry analysts say is the world's most powerful chipset for mobile devices.

The move showcases Huawei's advances in in-house semiconductor development and the company's determination to cut its dependence on foreign chipmakers.

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