Huawei P40 Pro contains US parts despite US’ trade ban
Last week, Huawei released its new flagship phones, the P40 series, and now, The Financial Times had the opportunity to tear down the baddest smartphone of the series, the Huawei P40 Pro, and to examine its internal parts.
Surprisingly, the smartphone somehow ended up having a couple of parts made by US companies. The parts in question are related to a chip with an antenna for radio frequency, more precisely, the Radio Frequency Front-end Module, responsible mainly for Wi-Fi connections. According to The Financial Times’ photo down below, the aforementioned module contains parts from three American firms - Qualcomm, Skyworks and Qorvo.
Huawei does have a licence to work with Qualcomm, but whether it has it for the other two companies is not clear at the moment.