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Brain - Japanese telcos delay launch of Huawei phones
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Japanese telco SoftBank Corp's low-cost mobile brand Ymobile said on Wednesday (May 22) it would delay the launch of Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, following the imposition of trade restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer by Washington

The smartphone from Huawei Technologies was due to go on sale

But a SoftBank spokesman said the telco wanted to be confident it could sell the product in light of the US restrictions

Both KDDI and SoftBank told the Japanese publication that they made their decisions last week

Current Japanese users of the Chinese smartphone need not fear, said Wu Bo

A senior Huawei employee said the company is planning to implement a countermeasure to US restrictions by introducing its own operating system for its smartphones later this year

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