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China's Oppo taps KDDI and SoftBank for 5G push in Japan

Smartphone maker expands overseas as US ban stymies key rival Huawei

Oppo, China's second-biggest smartphone maker, is pushing into overseas markets as competition with Huawei heats up at home.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- China's No. 2 smartphone maker Oppo will begin selling 5G smartphones in Japan through mobile carriers KDDI and SoftBank, an aggressive push for global growth that comes as U.S. sanctions leave its rival Huawei Technologies struggling overseas.

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