Huawei Mate 10 Pro officially launching in the US for $799

Huawei Mate 10 Pro officially launching in the US for $799

As expected, Huawei just announced that the Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US. The smartphone, built to compete against heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X, and the LG V30, will go on sale on February 18 via Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H. Pre-orders are set to open on February 4. 

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro in Titanium Grey

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro in Titanium Grey

Rumors were pointing at a potential partnership with AT&T for the US release of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but this isn't happening, at least not for now. Instead, the smartphone will be sold for $799 – unlocked and compatible with GSM carriers only, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile and Tracfone. 

Given the price, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is far from an instabuy, but those who choose to get one aren't likely to regret the decision. As we pointed out in our in-depth Mate 10 Pro review, the phone stands out with impressive battery life, while its dual camera takes spectacular photographs. A 6-inch OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and a water-resistant, glass-on-metal body complete the premium package.

In addition to the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei is bringing the Mate 10 Porsche Design variant to the US, the looks of which have been tweaked for an exclusive look. In terms of specs, however, this premium handset is nearly identical to the Mate 10 Pro, save for the inclusion of 256GB of on-board storage. Those who don't mind spending $1,225 on a Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be able to do so on February 18.


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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. aegislash

Posts: 1427; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Good luck to them. I also applaud them for not having an over the top, cocky, narcissistic launch event like LeEco did for their entry into the US market.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 595; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It probably has something to do with the fact that they've been selling phones in the U.S. for years. Never flagships, but T-Mobile used to carry Huawei phones all the time years ago.

8. Landon

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 07, 2015

I was really hoping LeEco would be successful in the US but they failed miserably. I don't exactly feel sorry for them either for, like you said, how cocky they were.

2. theot14430 unregistered

Finally, a competitor in the US.

3. S4NDY

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

The IMAX VR headset sounds great

5. torr310

Posts: 1606; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

non-Pro model - Mate 10 for $599?

6. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

$ 800 for huawei?? i would wait for nokia 9. the flagship rather.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21134; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really starting to feel Huawei now. Definitely looking to pick up a Mate 9 or 10 (I prefer the 10 over the 10 Pro) in the near future.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

Too expensive to make a real impact. Don't get me wrong, I own a P10 and the Mate 10 is just as good or better than any iPhone or Samsung. But something around $650 would have made a splash. Personally I think the "ordinary" Mate 10 is a better phone and perhaps would have been a better choice for the US market.

13. hazard1

Posts: 229; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I'd buy the regular mate 10 or even the mate 9. I'm not sure why Huawei is only pushing the premium models only. I get the thirst for profit. But your assessment is correct about the better fit of the regular mate10 for the US market.

10. Sparkxster

Posts: 1107; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Why they don't support CDMA makes no sense to me. If Motorola and Essential can sell unlocked devices for CDMA and GSM then so can Huawei.

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

The Mate 10 and many other unlocked phones support cdma. Blame Verizon and Sprint for not allowing them. But I understand that an activated Verizon sim works on compatible unlocked phones.

14. hazard1

Posts: 229; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I think they would have to pay royalties to Qualcomm if they included CDMA capable modems, or be forced to use a snapdragon chip. Someone more knowledgeable can correct me if I am not correct.

15. TheOracle1

Posts: 1811; Member since: May 04, 2015

They make their own chips and modems so Qualcomm have nothing to do with it. CDMA is used for 4g in China.

12. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

$ 800 for huawei??? i would rather wait for nokia 9 flagship

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