According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, a snapshot of the Huawei Mate 30 shows that the device contains no hardware originating in the US.
The Huawei Ban expressly states that Huawei can no longer do business with US-based companies. This outline suggests that Huawei is able to develop smartphones without buying US hardware.
The hardware is not everything. Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro do not have access to Google apps. This is probably the main reason why the device does not yet have a full global version. Even though the smartphone's hardware is not from the US, many of the technologies in the phone require US company licenses to be sold. Huawei still has no way out of these problems.
Still, the fact that the company can make a top-of-the-line phone without US hardware is certainly remarkable.
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Interestingly, we have a separate report from Reuters, which indicates that the The US government is considering extending Huawei's ban. According to two anonymous sources, the Trump administration could expand the reach of the entity list to ban Huawei from buying products from US-affiliated foreign companies.
If true, Huawei would be in an even more difficult situation than it is now. This news is very strange, however, as it appears that the US government is withdrawing the ban and not increasing its powers. For example, the US gave Microsoft a license to work with Huawei again, suggesting that other companies – maybe even Google – could come next. This message seems to destroy these hopes.
To date, there are only a handful of countries where you can lawfully buy a Huawei Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro. Installed.