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Inside Huawei's first 5G phone: Teardown reveals rush to innovate

In-house chips have reduced reliance on US tech but speed comes at a cost

Huawei Technologies' Mate 20 X(5G) is the Chinese telecom equipment maker's first 5G-ready phones.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Huawei Technologies is on a mission to prove itself as a leader in 5G mobile technology while also developing its own key components to lessen its dependence on U.S. parts.

To see how well the Chinese tech giant is meeting those goals, Nikkei performed a teardown of the company's first ever 5G smartphone, the Mate 20 X(5G).

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