It looks like not only is the Huawei Mate 30 series a major victim of the US blacklist by not having Google Apps, it's now been revealed that the devices lack any US hardware in it.
A teardown by UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, a Japanese tech firm, as reported by the Wall Street Journal revealed that instead of using audio amplifiers from Cirrus Logic, the Huawei Mate 30 series' amplifiers now come from the Netherlands' NXP. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips come from Huawei’s own HiSilicon semiconductor division, rather than Broadcom. Components from other companies, including Japan’s Murata and Taiwan’s MediaTek, are also being used instead of the US firms as before.
Huawei has also informed the Wall Street Journal that all of their 5G hardware "is now America free". The Huawei spokesperson revealed that this wasn't intentional, as they would like to continue using American components but sadly "That has been taken out of our hands."
Despite their many challenges, the Huawei Mate 30 series is definitely a formidable smartphone and definitely has the ability to stand out in the market if not for the fact that the device lacks Google Apps - a necessity for most Android users. And even if that remains a major downside and a future problem until they get their own Harmony OS up and running on smartphones, Huawei CEO is still confident that the brand could still be the No. 1 smartphone brand in the world. Whatever it is, Huawei is definitely working towards the goal of succeeding, even without the US.