A report in the Korea Times on Monday suggests that LG is looking to partner with Huawei to “create a turnaround for its smartphone business.” The analyst quoted in the report explains that LG has a weak presence in some key emerging market countries, which is where a partnership with Huawei could come in handy. And when you think about it like that, a partnership between the companies starts to make sense. But it’s simply not true, LG told The Verge. According to a spokesperson, “There is no discussion now or in the past with Huawei on any aspects of LG Electronics’ business.”

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