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

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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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Huawei Mate 10 specs
  • Display 5.9 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Huawei Emotion UI
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