Huawei’s inclusion in the U.S. Entity List means it is not allowed to do any business with U.S. companies, and the Chinese manufacturer’s latest phones in the P40 series lack Google services as a result. The ban also extends to the hardware, with Huawei banned from using any hardware components made by U.S. companies.

However, as the Financial Times discovered, that isn’t the case on the P40 Pro. The publication commissioned a teardown of the P40 Pro (paywall) and found that the phone features RF front-end modules and antennas from three U.S. entities: Qualcomm, Skyworks, and Qorvo. While Qualcomm has secured a license from the U.S. commerce department to work with Huawei, but it isn’t clear if Skyworks and Qorvo have done the same.

It is interesting that the teardown found U.S. parts inside Huawei’s latest flagship, because a similar teardown of the Mate 30 Pro by iFixit revealed…

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