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Huawei crackdown

Former Huawei unit plans to churn out 100m smartphones in 2021

Honor needs US government help to procure from Qualcomm and other suppliers

Honor does not know if the parts it will need to make 100 million smartphones next year will be subject to U.S. export controls.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Honor, Huawei Technologies' low-end smartphone unit, plans to increase production by 40%, to about 100 million units, in 2021 and has sounded out U.S. parts makers about supplies, Nikkei has learned.

Huawei spun off the brand last month in an attempt to get around a U.S. export ban. Now as the unit plans to boost production, uncertainties linger as to whether it will be able to procure parts -- a matter that can only be settled by a decision from the U.S. government.

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