The US sanctions against Huawei, that put the launch of the Mate X foldable phone at risk, will be lifted. President Trump said at a press conference following the G20 summit in Osaka. US companies such as Google and Qualcomm will be allowed to continue selling their products to the Chinese company.
Trump said: “These are American companies producing the products. This is complex … highly scientific. We are the only one with the technology. I have agreed to allow them to continue selling the products I like our companies selling things to others … very complex things. These are not things easy to make … our companies were very upset, but we are allowing them. So if it is not a national security issue, we are allowing them to sell.”
The future of the foldable Huawei Mate X was unsure, after Google decided to stop providing the Chinese company with the full Android build. The move followed president Trump’s executive order to ban US companies from conducting business with Huawei.