British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appeared on ITV’s morning show recently to talk about the upcoming general election and Brexit. However, people with sharp eyes found that huawei’s P20 Pro smartphone was apparently used to take photos while posing with the host. Boris later posted the photo to Instagram, the social networking platform.
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“Just as we stopped, he pulled out his phone and took a group selfie with everyone,” host Holly Willoughby said in a post-interview segment.
A spokesman later said the phone was not Boris Johnson’s, while Huawei declined to comment. Interestingly, the British prime minister attended the NATO summit the day before, and the next day the incident took place.
For the past two years, the Us has been pressuring its allies to abandon the use of China’s 5G infrastructure or re-evaluate intelligence-sharing agreements.
But Huawei’s handsets are still being sold in much of Europe, including the UK, and senior management is still debating whether to include Huawei as a provider of BT infrastructure (it has been delayed until after the December 12 election).