Huawei is gearing up to tackle the US smartphone market

Huawei is gearing up to tackle the US smartphone market
According to Zhiqiang Xu, Huawei's president of USA devices, Huawei is currently gearing up to tackle the US smartphone market, with plans to eventually become one of the three largest brands in the country. After expanding to the European market over the past couple of years, it looks like Huawei is now aiming to increase its footprint in the United States, the second largest smartphone market after Huawei's home market of China. According to some estimates, Huawei is the fourth largest smartphone marker in the world, with roughly 75 million units shipped in 2014.

Xu said that Huawei is aiming to partner up with all of the four major carriers in the US to offer subsidized smartphones, although it looks like AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will be closer partners than Verizon, at least when it comes to smartphones. Furthermore, the company is also aiming to sell smartphones directly to US customers.

US customers looking to get an unlocked Huawei smartphone can already hit up the company's US web store, but at the moment, there are just two smartphone models to choose from. While the Ascend Mate 2 and the Snap To are both decent smartphones, the GetHuawei store currently lacks the presence of flagship smartphone models. 

The recently-unveiled Huawei flagships, the Ascend P8 and the Ascend P8 Max have yet to be officially announced as available in the United States. The current models would work on AT&T's and T-Mobile's networks out of the box, but if Huawei plans to seriously penetrate the US market, chances are that it will need to release special localized versions of the Ascend P8 and P8 Max. As it turns out, a smartphone that looks just like the Huawei P8 was recently spotted in the FCC database getting its certifications.

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13 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

My wife loves her Ascend Mate 2. The build quality is good and once I installed the Google Now launcher on there she was perfectly happy. I wouldn't hesitate buying a Huawei phone for my own usage.

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

ha good luck not many people here will buy a phone they dont know anything about, and most places that sell phones dont know anything about phone makers or tech in them to care they just sell for the sell

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Awesome! I have so been wanting to try one of their phones. Anyways, I would love to try the P8. It is a sex looking device with some decent specs. I love how thin it is too. I also want to try the recent Oppo Find.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm sure VZW would sell the device, as long as it support their CDMA/LTE. After a while, everything we buy in this country will be from China. Wal-Mart is already just a china branded store in disguise. I remember when the most popular electronics came from Japan, now its Korea and China.

5. Simona unregistered

no they don't support USA LTE..

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its okay LTE is useless with current data we have per month. To open webpage with no video and not download anything HSPA and GSM is more than enuf.

9. Simona unregistered

It is HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING how OPs ripping ppl off !! There NEVER suppose to be some made up ''limited data'' sht ..! they pocketing soo enormous money for limiting ppl from mobile internet..!!! from ordinary ppl !! And those bstrds leaving them go over limit and lwithout letting ppl know and ppl ending up paying hundreds for phone bill !! crafty cunts! Svines!! I am using 4G/LTE nearly two years.. now they boosted speed so I get 50Mbps download 20Mbps up.. And I have unlimited internet just for £15 BECAUSE am on 3(Three)UK and even this company is Hong Kong based. The REST OPs are just nothing else only RIP OFF !! This mine OP even stopped another ripping off made up service which is roaming crap in 18 countries incl USA !

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

how is wal-mart a china branded store in disguise?

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I would have purchased the P7 if it had a slightly better processor. And I was going to consider the P8 if every manufacturer dropped the ball in 2015 like I was expecting them to.

10. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I LOVE my mate2...doesn't matter to me that it only has a 720p screen, snapdragon 400 or JB 4.3, because it is stable, never locks up and that battery life is killer! With the P8 Max, I hope they release it to the USA market with the LTE frequencies!

11. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

There's only one way to REALLY get in the US market. Take out your check book and stroke that big check to interest groups, and political parties.

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Many of my Chinese friends who got a Huawei swore they'd never touch anything from them again. If you thought Samsung's poor previous record of phones bricking every year was bad enough... theirs didn't last 3 months.

13. ahfoun

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Mine is still good, Huawei Honor 6, have used it for about 5 months already, still performed great, :)

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