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Huawei crackdown

Chinese components double to 60% in new Huawei smartphone

Teardown analysis reflects impact of U.S. sanctions on former No. 2 player

Huawei remains reliant on U.S.-made chips for some key semiconductors. (Source photo by Reuters)

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- Huawei Technologies has sharply increased the use of parts made in China in its latest smartphone as U.S. sanctions banning American companies from selling to the Chinese telecommunications group continue.

Nikkei, together with Tokyo-based research specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, took apart Huawei's Mate 40E, which is compatible with fifth-generation networks, and found that Chinese-made parts account for roughly 60% of the total value of components -- twice as much as the Mate 30, the previous model.

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