Huawei Mate 10 rumored to hit AT&T shelves in February

If you live in the U.S. and have fallen for the Huawei Mate 10, the latest rumor suggests that you might be able to pick up the phone from AT&T as soon as February. Back in November, there was speculation that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro would be heading to the nation's second largest carrier. Recently, Huawei president Richard Yu said that the company would be expanding its smartphone operations in the U.S. during 2018. While not mentioning any carrier by name, the executive said that Huawei would be selling its flagship model through U.S. carriers next year, and that would be the Mate 10.

Huawei has said that it plans to become the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. For it to accomplish this difficult task, Huawei will have to surpass both Samsung and Apple in the number of handset units shipped. Earlier this year, data from some analytical firms showed Huawei in second place after it out shipped Apple. But that wasn't expected to last long with the arrival of the new 2017 iPhone models. For Huawei to top Samsung and Apple on a consistent basis, it will need to partner up with some U.S. carriers. While the company has never sold a Huawei branded handset through a major stateside operator, it was responsible for the successful Nexus 6P model.

When Huawei starts selling the Mate 10 in the U.S., it might feature a new Android skin. Huawei's EMUI was recently knocked by Yu, as he referred to some recent changes in the company's Android user interface as "stupid."

The Huawei Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That gives the device a more conventional aspect ratio of 16:9. Still, the handset comes with thin bezels, and the screen takes up nearly 82% of the body. The home grown Kirin 970 chipset powers the device carrying an octa-core 2.36GHz CPU with the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native expandable storage. A 256GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage.

The dual cameras on back pack 12MP and 20MP sensors. Both have an aperture of f/1.6. Adorning the front of the phone is an 8MP selfie snapper for self portraits and video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery, and Android Oreo is pre-installed.

So who wishes that it were February already?

source: TheInformation (paywall) via AndroidAuthority

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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Listen guys - I have a Mate 10 (just bought). The phone is phenomenal. Battery life is insane. I'm getting about 8-9 hours of SOT. Performance is solid (not best in-class), display is gorgeous, and the design is lovely. I picked it up for only 579 on eBay and can't believe how great it's been. Oh, and it also has headphone jack and microsd. Oh, and IR blaster. Loving this phone. If you need a new phone, consider this one.

2. Furbal unregistered

Great for the price, love mine. Although I paid $30 more for it but that's what I get for getting it earlier!

3. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Nice! What colour you get?

5. Furbal unregistered

Mocha brown. Had the mate 8 in the same color and loved it. Black looks great but it's too common nowadays

10. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Awesome. I have the black. Lots of cool colors

4. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I'd rather the Mate 10 than the Mate 10 pro even. That is about my perfect phone. I have a Mate 9 now and it's amazing.

6. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

Saw this phone on subway ad

7. shshxiaojing

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

recently a friend get a mate 9, works great

8. burkett375

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

Want that Pro on Verizon!

9. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

By Feb Samsung will have the 9 and 9+. Others will have the 845 in other phones. The Axon 8 will be a spec monster at half the price. Wowway has a ways to go to be even in the top 5 in the US market.

11. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Maybe they are deliberately launching it late to te sell it at a lower price point. Huawei is an unknown brand in US . So, if they launch a phone with high price , no one will buy it . Mate 10 was announced in October. In 5-6 months the price will come down by a couple of hundred dollars. They will sell it as a budget friendly flagship to gain recognition in US .

12. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I’m pretty sure the Galaxy S line of phones don’t get announced until closer to March and release by April.

13. andygold

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 26, 2015

Everything about this phone makes me want to get it, except...it has no band 29 and 30 for AT&T in the US. Anyone know if there is a hidden, developer menu where bands can be enabled, similar to what can be done on an LG V30? Anyone know if it supports VoLTE, HD Voice, and WiFi Calling?

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