The logo of Huawei is pictured at a mobile phone shop in Singapore, 21 May 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
TOKYO (Reuters) – the Japanese telco SoftBank Corp low-cost mobile brand Ymobile said on Wednesday it would delay the launch of the Huawei P30-Lite smartphone, following the imposition of the trade restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer of Washington.
The smartphone of Huawei Technologies is due to go on sale on Friday, but a SoftBank spokesman said the telco wanted to feel confident that it could sell the product in the light of the US restrictions.
Rival telco KDDI Corp said on Wednesday it was the launch of the Huawei P30-Lite high-quality handset in the wait. A KDDI spokesman said the company was making checks, but do not currently feel able to put the handset on sale.
The United States temporarily eased the sales restrictions of Huawei on Monday, minimizing the disruption for customers.
Alphabet Inc Google suspended some business with Huawei, Reuters reported on Sunday. The company’s smartphones run on Google’s Android operating system.
Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Himani sarkar and Stephen Coates