Meanwhile, tech market analyst firm Canalys released a report June 3, forecasting a significant impact on Huawei's ability to roll out new devices in the short term as restrictions on the company are expected to be implemented after the 90-day reprieve that was granted by the us government.
He said: "You should ask Foxconn regarding issues about Foxconn".
In March, before the U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei's consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said his company could outsell Samsung and Apple.
Some experts both for and against the ban are concerned about the effect of its implementation on American companies.
On 15 May, Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively banning Huawei from the United States market for purportedly posing a national security risk.
But Chinese media found that the situation at Flex's Chinese factory is different.
INPHI CORP: The optical communications chipmaker on May 22 lowered its second-quarter earnings forecast based on its understanding of the US government blacklisting of Huawei, which accounted for 14% of Inphi's http://bit.ly/2HI5GKW sales in 2018. Some of Flex Zhuhai's workshops have closed since May 22, the witnesses said.
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Downing Street said Trump had been "courteous" enough to warn May he would be reaching out to her rivals, calling it "inevitable". Trump preceded his visit by urging Britain to walk away from the European Union without an agreement.
Huawei had already crept past Apple during Q2 2018, to become the world's second-biggest smartphone maker.
Others were similarly concerned that China would simply build up its domestic technology industry so it doesn't have to rely on US suppliers.
Britain's position on Huawei's involvement in 5G has not been finalised and could be delayed until a new prime minister is chosen to replace May, who is stepping down.
Huawei was recently placed on the US Entity List, causing its Android licence to be revoked and casting uncertainty on the future of its operating system solution for smartphones. Losing access to Google's products means Huawei phones would no longer be able to access popular apps such as Gmail and Google Maps.
To allow time for software updates in existing Huawei products, the U.S. Commerce Department granted the company a temporary exemption for 90 days. But cybersecurity experts worry the ban will hurt US tech companies more than it hurts the Chinese telecom giant - and will diminish USA influence over the security of new technologies.
This has resulted in demand for Huawei devices "dropping off a cliff", according to Ben Stanton, a UK-based analyst at Canalys.