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  • The US has reportedly stepped up its trade ban against Huawei.
  • Huawei will be unable to access even 4G chips under the revised policy.

Huawei has been subjected to a US trade ban since 2019, and the results have been devastating for the Chinese brand. The trade ban has resulted in the company losing Google support as well as access to major chip foundries for its high-end in-house processors. Furthermore, the company is only allowed to use 4G versions of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors in its phones.

Now, it looks like the US has effectively dealt a death blow to Huawei’s phone business. Reuters reports that the Biden administration has stopped granting export licenses to US companies to export most items to Huawei, citing three sources.