Huawei's Mate 60 smartphone should have been impossible

Huawei Mate 60
(Image credit: Huawei/Future)

Smartphone manufacturers are always trying to achieve the 'impossible', pushing the boundaries of tech with incredible cameras, displays and the like. Not so obviously impressive is the addition of 5G, which has been around in smartphones since 2019. But Huawei's adoption of tech is surprising, since US sanctions meant it wasn't supposed to happen.

Since 2019, sanctions have restricted Huawei from accessing chipmaking tools essential for producing 5G chips, leaving the company relying on a short supply of stockpiled chips. But with the 5G Mate 60, which has been announced to much fanfare in China, Huawei seems to have achieved the impossible. Could the brand finally be returning to our best camera phones roundup in 2023?

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.