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Huawei says it hasn't talked with Apple about any 5G chip deal — even though CEO Ren is 'open' to it

Arjun Kharpal

Huawei has not had any discussions with Apple about selling 5G chips to the Cupertino-based company, one of the company's top bosses, Ken Hu, said Tuesday. Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, had told CNBC over the weekend that the company is "open" to selling its 5G modems to Apple. Hu said Apple "should definitely play a very important role" in 5G smartphones.