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Huawei Declined Offer to make Google's Smartphone

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Ahead of the anticipated launch of Google's latest Android smartphone, it is being reported that Huawei declined an approach from the search engine giant to manufacture the handset.

But Huawei's decision could be a lifeline for another struggling smartphone manufacturer, HTC.

Google is now expected to show off two Pixel branded smartphones -- made by  HTC.

Citing sources close to the matter, Android Police reported that Huawei wanted to ensure its logo appeared on the handset. Google's previous own-brand smartphones have not carried the name of the handset manufacturer.

Huawei was also reportedly disappointed that its previous, well received model, the Nexus 6P was not widely stocked in the USA, a market that Huawei is keen to increase its market share.

Now that HTC has secured the deal, Google is expected to show off the phones today, and both the 5-inch Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL are said to be powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM and either 32 or 128GB of storage.

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