Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

Huawei starts selling foldable Mate X smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington

BEIJING -- Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling a folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

Huawei Technologies Ltd. is scrambling to preserve its business following U.S. controls imposed in May on sales of American components and technology to the company, which Washington says is a security risk.

The Mate X uses Huawei’s Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 chipset and Chinese alternatives to Google music, maps and other services.

Huawei has yet to announce plans for sales outside China.