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Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

By Joe McDonald, Associated Press

Chinese tech giant Huawei has begun selling its first foldable smartphone without Google apps or US-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

The Mate X went on sale in China and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy fold.

Huawei has announced no plans for sales outside China.

The Mate X uses Huawei’s own processor chips (Martyn Landi/PA)

Huawei has been scrambling to cope with US curbs on sales of technology to the company.

The Mate X uses Huawei’s own processor chips and Chinese music and other apps instead of Google services.