Vodafone drops Huawei handset from 5G launch pre-orders

FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is displayed ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 19) in Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone UK said on Wednesday it had dropped a Huawei 5G smartphone from pre-orders for its new service starting in July, because of uncertainty about long-term support and services for the device.

"We are pausing pre-orders for the Huawei Mate 20X (5G) in the UK," a spokesman said. "This is a temporary measure while uncertainty exists regarding new Huawei 5G devices. We will keep this situation under review."


(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton)