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Mobile Networks Suspending Orders for Huawei Smartphones: Report

The US export ban has forced Google to cut Huawei’s new devices off from its Android ecosystem

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

Mobile networks in Asia and Europe have issued suspending orders for Huawei smartphones following the US decision last week to restrict the company’s access to American technology, the media reported.

The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from US suppliers without a license. Existing devices are unaffected but the restrictions threaten future Huawei products and its leading position in building super-fast next generation 5G networks, CNN reported.

Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday that it had paused pre-orders in the UK for the Huawei Mate 20X (5G) smartphone.

“This is a temporary measure while uncertainty exists regarding new Huawei 5G devices,” a company spokesperson told CNN Business.

The UK’s biggest carrier, EE, is also delaying the introduction of Huawei’s new smartphones. The company had touted the Mate 20X in a preview of its 5G network last week.

Japan’s top mobile operators took similar steps against another device, the Huawei P30 Lite, earlier on Wednesday. The phone was scheduled to launch in the country later this month.

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A woman stands at a Huawei booth featuring 5G technology at the PT Expo in Beijing, China, Sept. 28, 2018. VOA

Leading Japanese telecoms firm NTT Docomo announced that it has stopped taking reservations for the phone, and is “looking into the impact of the US restrictions”, Docomo spokesperson Yoshikumi Kuroda said.

Rival carriers KDDI and SoftBank Corp. said they will delay the release of the new Huawei phone.

The suspension of orders is the first tangible evidence that US President Donald Trump’s administration’s latest escalation of its campaign against Huawei on grounds of national security is hurting the company’s business, CNN reported.

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Huawei overtook Apple last year to become the world’s No. 2 smartphone brand behind Samsung, and it relies on markets outside of China for half of its sales.

The US export ban has forced Google to cut Huawei’s new devices off from its Android ecosystem.

A temporary reprieve by the US Commerce Department allows Google to service existing Huawei devices for the next 90 days. (IANS)

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Samsung Planning to Come up With Galaxy S10 Lite

 Samsung plans to launch new variant of Galaxy S10 which could be the Galaxy S10 Lite with Affordability

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Samsung reportedly works to come up with a new variant of Galaxy S10 (Representational Image). Pixabay

 Samsung is planning to come up with a new variant of Galaxy S10 which could be the Galaxy S10 Lite and would be affordable as well.

The Galaxy S10 Lite is rumoured to feature 45W fast charging and Snapdargon 855 chipset, similarly to the Galaxy A91. In addition, it will have an 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage, 48MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens and 5MP depth sensor, GSMArena reported on Friday.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is rumoured to feature 45W fast charging and Snapdargon 855 chipset. Pixabay

If the Galaxy S10e and S10 Lite end up sharing specs, then the latter would be better than or equal to the Galaxy S10e.

The front-facing snapper is supposed to be 32MP.

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Interestingly enough, a solid 4,500 mAh battery is expected to power up the device supporting 45W fast charging. The display should be 6.7-inch with Full HD+ resolution, the report added. (IANS)