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The US bans 38 Huawei affiliate companies that evaded the Huawei ban – news –

On Monday, the US BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) within the Department of Commerce has announced that it will further limit Huawei from accessing US chips. According to the press release, Huawei has been able to circumvent the ban by purchasing American components through third-party companies.

The US Department of Commerce will ban 38 companies all directly affiliated with Huawei across 21 countries, which have been used to go around the US ban that the Trump Administration extended through May 2021, according to the BIS.

As we have restricted [Huawei’s] access to U.S. technology, Huawei and its affiliates have worked through third parties to harness U.S. technology in a manner that undermines U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. This multi-pronged action demonstrates our continuing commitment to impeding Huawei’s ability to do so. – US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

The affiliate companies listed are all branches of Huawei that operate outside of China including design and Huawei Cloud centers, as well as some of its R&D centers throughout Europe.

Everything in the press release was intentionally meant to limit Huawei from doing business with the United States big tech companies. In fear that the “Chinese Communist Party” will direct Huawei to fulfill a scheme against US officials or US citizens.

According to APNews earlier this month citing a Huawei executive, the Chinese telecom giant is running out of processor chips and will have to eventually cease production of its high-end Kirin processors.


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LG’s rollable smartphone to arrive early next year with a BOE screen – news –

While it’s having none of that foldable action, at least so far, LG is apparently working on a rollable smartphone, that was pictured in 3D renders in August last year. Those renders are based on a patent LG filed for, and sometimes with patents nothing actually comes out of them in the form of a real product.

This time things seem to be different. According to a report from LG’s home of Korea, the company will launch the rollable smartphone currently codenamed Project B at some point in early 2021.

LG's rollable smartphone to arrive early next year with a BOE screen

Interestingly enough, the display panel will be provided by BOE, and not LG Display, for whatever reason. Prototype production is already underway at LG’s factory in Pyeongtaek. Around 1,000 to 2,000 prototypes are produced, and it usually takes three to four rounds of prototypes before a final product stage is reached.

Project B is meant to reestablish LG as an innovative player in the smartphone space, where it’s been losing money for 20 straight quarters. This device should remake LG’s brand image, and it’s named after CEO Kwon Bong-seok.

Alongside Project B, LG is said to be launching a traditional-looking flagship phone in the first half of 2021, codenamed Rainbow, and a “horizontal” smartphone coming in the second half of this year, codenamed Wing. It’s unclear what exactly this entails.

Source (in Korean) | Image source

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Asus ROG Phone 3 gets Bluetooth certified ahead of its July release – news –

Asus’ upcoming gaming beast, the ROG Phone 3, has received its Bluetooth certification today. This is just the latest in a number of such official certifications that are required for launch – which, by the way, should happen next month.

Before this, the ROG Phone 3 was also certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and EEC. It’s also been spotted in benchmark databases. Some rumors claim it will arrive sporting the yet-unannounced Snapdragon 865+ chipset, but that remains to be seen. What’s clear is that there will be a version with 8GB of RAM, and one with 12GB.

According to the Bluetooth SIG’s certification documents, the ROG Phone 3 will have Bluetooth 5.1 on board. That’s the latest version, so this is no surprise.

Source | Via

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