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Huawei crackdown

Huawei teardown shows US ban made company turn to Chinese parts

Flagship model Mate 30 now only has 1% American components

TOKYO -- A year has passed since Huawei Technologies was put on a black list by the U.S. government that banned American companies from selling to the Chinese telecoms group.

Nikkei, together with Tokyo teardown specialist Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, took apart Huawei's flagship model, the Mate 30, to analyze the parts that have gone into the Chinese electronics maker's top-of-the-range smartphone. Mate 30, which is compatible with fifth-generation networks, has been launched in several countries since the third quarter of last year.

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