Samsung and LG confirm they will no longer ship display panels to Huawei
Huawei is on the US administration's Entity List, which means companies are largely barred from selling their products or services to the company as normal. This means it can no longer source crucial components for the electronics it sells, the Kirin mobile processors fabricated by the top-end foundry TSMC included.
That chip-maker has stated that it will not contravene the revised trade regulations that extends Huawei's blacklisting to non-US companies. Now, Samsung's display division and LG have joined the list. These Korean bodies are device OEMs in their own right, and also supply OLED panels to other companies.
Huawei has been one of those companies, mainly so as to enhance its recent flagship phones with this spec. However, neither LG nor Samsung can continue to do so after September 14, 2020. The former has released a reaction statement in which it claims this loss of business will have a "minimal" effect on its operations, even though it is credited with a contribution to the screens on many P30 Pro and P40 Pro units.
Samsung, on the other hand, has not released further comment on the situation. Huawei may find this situation yet another hurdle to overcome should it still plan to launch new phones; then again, it may not be a blow as potentially crucial as that resulting from its loss of TSMC as a trading partner. It could switch exclusively to panels from BOE (which made the rest of the P40 Pro's displays) or TCL's CSOT, for example.