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Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't be released via AT&T, new report claims

Huawei Mate 10 Pro won't be released via AT&T, new report claims

Tomorrow, January 9, Huawei will officially announce its Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the US, during a CES 2018 press event. Previous reports had it that the Mate 10 Pro would be released via AT&T, in an effort from Huawei to make its brand better known stateside, where the company's phones are far from being popular. However, The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that, according to people familiar with the matter, AT&T is backing away from the deal, and won't sell any Huawei handsets (or at least not in the near future).


The Wall Street Journal mentions that, at the moment, AT&T's reasons for not going through with the deal are unknown. Anyway, in the light of this, the "Best phone you've never heard of" tagline that Huawei is using for the Mate 10 Pro's upcoming announcement makes more sense. It would be relatively easy for Huawei to promote the device with the help of a major US carrier like AT&T, but, without its support, things will be far more complicated.


It remains to be seen if the Mate 10 Pro will be sold only unlocked, or if Huawei finds another carrier partner for the phone's US release.  


source: The Wall Street Journal 

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