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Huawei crackdown

Huawei vs Apple: 5G phones go head-to-head as US sanctions bite

Powerful new Mate 40 series faces iPhone challenge and dwindling chips supplies

Huawei's Mate 40 range is set to compete with Apple's first 5G iPhones. (Source photos by Reuters and screenshot from Apple's website)

TAIPEI/ PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Huawei Technologies has released its latest 5G smartphone lineup, the Mate 40 series, setting up a head-to-head battle with the long-awaited 5G iPhone range. But while the Chinese company's latest handsets boast an impressive battery of hardware, the U.S. crackdown and dwindling chip supplies have left Huawei's smartphone operations fighting for survival.

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