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Tencent, Qualcomm partner on 5G gaming devices

Trade war? What trade war? Qualcomm and Tencent have announced that they are cooperating on projects to “optimize the user experience” for the Shenzhen-based company’s video games running on deviceswith Qualcomm chips. Moreover, they are going to develop a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone, reports Reuters. 

Working with Qualcomm, the world’s leader inmobile phone chips that power a dominant share of Android devices, is a no-brainer for Tencent. The company is seekingnew areas for growth as gaming revenues sag amid increased scrutiny by Chinese authorities.Under the agreement, future Tencent games could be “optimized” for Android phones that run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chips, the companies said in a joint statement.

What’s more, with the dawn of 5G, mobile gaming is poised for acceleration. “Faster speeds, more bandwidth, and cutting edge ultra-low latency will support real-time, multi-player and immersive gaming experience,”says Pu Meng, chairman of Qualcomm in China.

Silver lining for Huawei?

Hundreds of U.S. companies that supply Huawei Technologies have been contacting the government for exemptions to the ban on selling their products to the Shenzhen-based tech giant, according to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Caixin Global reported Tuesday that U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. has been pushing the government to allow it to continue selling components to Huawei. Google, whose android mobile operating system has been used by Huawei in its popular smartphones, has also been trying to convince the U.S. government to exempt it from the ban, the Financial Times reported last week.

When Ross was asked by Caixin for confirmation about US companies seeking exemptions from the government, Ross said: “Many of the current suppliers to Huawei have been in touch with us in one form or another. Those that are not central to national security interest, we will tend to look favorably upon,” he said.

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