Huawei phones & 5G NO LONGER use U.S. components [UPDATE]


According to the Wall Street Journal, citing a report from UBS and Japanese technology laboratory, Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, Huawei Mate 30 Pro no longer contains US-made parts. The Wall Street Journal pointed out that Huawei has made great progress in getting rid of American parts and chips. Companies such as iFixit and Tech Insights Inc. disassembled the Huawei Mate 30 Pro to check the source of the components and reached similar conclusions. This means that Huawei phones for next year will probably not use any component from the US.

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Prior to the ban, Huawei purchased chips designed to keep its phones connected to network signals from American companies such as Qorvo. Similar chips were also purchased from Skyworks and Huawei’s own Hisilicon department. Since the ban, Huawei has obtained some chips from Qorvo but has abandoned buying chips from Skyworks while including Japanese Murata company as a new supplier for the part. Similarly, Huawei stopped purchasing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips from Broadcom and now relies on its own chips.

The report said that Huawei was aware of the possibility of a US supply chain ban as early as 2012. As a result, the company started stockpiling parts, a move that helped keep Huawei running after the ban took effect. In addition, Huawei began looking for suppliers from countries outside the United States and also began developing its own replacement parts. The company has the advantage of Hisilicon Semiconductors, which designs chips such as Kirin SoCs and Balong modems. These are designed by Hisilicon and manufactured by TSMC. The latter said it will continue to supply to Huawei.

Not just Huawei Phones, its 5G also abandons US components

According to the report, Huawei’s 5G network equipment also abandons components from the US. Huawei is the largest global supplier of such technologies, with a 28% market share. As operators spend a lot of money to build their new 5G network, Huawei has been producing 5G base stations without US components and software. Base stations are the main part of the new 5G network under construction. At present, Huawei can only produce 5,000 5G base stations per month. By next year, Huawei should be able to produce 125,000 per month.

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John Suffolk, Huawei’s highest cybersecurity official, said recently: “All of our 5G is no longer dependent on the US. We hope to continue using US components, which is good for the American industry. It is good for Huawei, but we have no choice.”

However, Huawei cannot easily replace a US supplier, Google. Huawei can no longer license the Google Play services version of Android. This means that its newer phones won’t work with Google’s core Android apps like Play Store, Search, Gmail, Maps, etc.

Update: U.S. GDP could lose up to $ 240 billion

Huawei held a press conference where it formally announced the latest prosecution from the US Federal Communications Commission. Fan Zhiyong, vice president of Huawei’s legal policy and IP strategy, said that an expert report pointed out that between 2017 to 2020, restricting Huawei’s policies will cost $20 billion in additional costs to consumers in North America. This is because they have to bear higher costs which include the cost of network construction. According to Huawei, there will be 6 months to 18 months of delay in 5G in the US. This will cause a loss of $100 billion to $240 billion in US GDP.

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16 Comments

  1. ed 88 ks
    December 2, 2019

    1st blood and last blood

  2. Tom Cod
    December 2, 2019

    The new cold war

  3. Xtream Le Bron
    December 2, 2019

    5G everywhere. You will never have privacy. Regardless if you using a VPN. Those Virtual Private Networks will rely on the same compromised network. Look up who help install those very same said network. Huawei !!!!!!

    • Hart932
      December 3, 2019

      You have a choice of either allowing US to spy on you or a perception that Huawei will be spying on you. For the rest of the world, they cant wait to get out of US spying.

  4. Guest
    December 2, 2019

    I have a Huawei bought here in the USA. It is the VERY BEST phone I have ever had,,better thenApple,Samsung, Motorola,most people have problems with those phones but I have had my Huawei since 2013 never ever a problem, never ever unable to use anywhere, anytime ,friends rave about my pictures etc etc etc, now I cannot or rather will not order another,,,,what a shame,,,

  5. Matthew Glanfield
    December 2, 2019

    I am on my 3rd Huawei phone. They have all been great and I will continue to support them regardless of what the US says or does. China is the new super power. The US is heading down the pan, their time is over. Protecting Apple Inc is a waste of time, their phones are inferior to Huawei’s.

  6. Charlie North
    December 3, 2019

    After going through IPhone and Samsung flag-ship devices for years now , I found the best phone I have ever used in Huawei P30 Pro. Blows the much overrated IPhone devices (since Jobs passed), and easily goes head to head with another monster, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

    • Jamie Emmanuel
      December 6, 2019

      To be fair. I still love my P30 Pro. But side by side, the new 11 Pros cameras have the edge over the P30 Pro other than the Zoom, with colour reproduction, HDR, Video recording, camera switching consistency and Audio recording.

      Unfortunately we cannot compare the Mate 30 Pro due to limitations with Google services. I was looking forward to the P40 Pro. But no Google means no buy for me. S11 or wait to see what the 2020 iPhone is like.

  7. Charlie North
    December 3, 2019

    As the ongoing worldwide telecommunications war between US and China, why should the rest of the world trust the biggest threat to our privacy, the US, all the United States have been doing for the past decades is spying and invading other countries for reasons that are more economical than security wise. And to top all these things, now the US has a self-centered moron for a president, a bully and overconfident mentality similar to a certain political party some 70 years ago. As a British I do not support this kind of political law enforcement of the United States, and it is shameful too what extent the ignorance has gotten from a vast majority of voters in the United States.

    • S10
      December 5, 2019

      The FBI also have their spying contacts all over the world but I guess they say it’s OK for them to do so, but dare anyone else do something similar, the wrath of the US intelligence comes down on them. Big bully says : Do as I say but not as I do. I am the “supreme commander” who decides what countries can and cannot do. Another form of imperialism – that died decades ago.

  8. Laura Secord
    December 3, 2019

    Only real top option for Android are Samsung and Huawei. America has really shot its tech sector in the foot though. Creating even stronger non-American options along the supply chain and forcing what could be the first serious challenge to Android store and YouTube in emerging markets. You want to keep your enemies dependant, that’s the central idea that has empowered the American empire. This current path though, pretty dumb policy, but hey, panic makes one usually do dumb things.

  9. Perry Koh
    December 3, 2019

    When US is unable to catch up..
    they started to play all kinds of dirty tricks..
    Not gentleman at all..
    Thumbs down &…
    ashamed on you Global Biggest Bully..

  10. judy chen
    December 3, 2019

    Use Apple its safety

    • S10
      December 5, 2019

      It’s Made in China.

  11. judy chen
    December 3, 2019

    Apple best and safty

  12. maxxtv
    December 6, 2019

    Good