China's Huawei Technologies has said revenue in the first half of the year grew 23.2% - faster than a year ago.

The growth comes despite an intense US campaign against it that ultimately became a trade ban from mid-May.

Unlisted Huawei, which only started disclosing quarterly results this year, said revenue in the first half rose to 401.3billion yuan (€52.3bn) from 325.7bn a year ago, with smartphone shipments reaching 118 million units, up 24%.

Huawei's supply chain was significantly disrupted when it as put on a trade blacklist by Washington in mid-May.

The US government alleges it is a national security risk as its equipment could be used by Chinag to spy, which Huawei has repeatedly denied.

Last week the White House said US President Donald Trump has agreed to make "timely" decisions on requests by US companies to sell to Huawei.

The decision followed a meeting between Mr Trump and the heads of leading technology companies like Google.