Huawei to enter the US market with Mate 10 Pro on AT&T, negotiating with Verizon as well


Huawei's Mate 10 and 10 Pro are two of the best Android phones announced this season, and the company is apparently preparing to use their design and hardware chops to enter the USmarket for real at long last. Citing Huawei Korea, local media is reporting today that Huawei will be announcing the Mate 10 Pro (or Mate 10, it's not exactly clear from the translation) for AT&T very soon, perhaps in a few week's time at the CES 2018 expo in the beginning of January. 

Given that Huawei is the third-largest cell phone maker globally, both in terms of profit, and of market share, its value-for-money propositions might change the industry landscape in the US. If Huawei manages to pull this off, it will be the first major Chinese maker to gain a foothold in the all-important US carrier market, where the vast majority of smartphone sales and upgrades are happening. Where there is continuous smoke, there might be fire in January, as recently we had an AT&T firmware for the Mate 10 Pro leak out, indicating that the device may be is in testing, and launched on the second largest US carrier network soon. 

We are pretty curious what Huawei's plans for US expansion may be, and how much the Mate 10 Pro will go for - it has the best battery life in its class, a camera set that is ranked high up there with the Note 8 or iPhone X in low-light, and a pretty compact for the 18:9 screen diagonal design, so it ticks all the desirable boxes this season, and maybe primed for success, while Huawei may be primed to exit its pariah state in the US market, and deservedly so.

source: ETNews (translated)

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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

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8 Comments

1. Furbal unregistered

Wish the non pro was coming. Would be great to have volte on the one I imported

2. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

i got the mate 10 here in uk...not the pro....it got volte and wifi callin support...camera and battery r fantastic

5. cogito

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Yes, but unfortunately AT&T is notorious about only supporting VoLTE that’s baked in to their own firmware.

6. Furbal unregistered

Yeah US is finicky with support on unlocked phones unfortunately. Since I imported mine it won't get support unless an official model is released so I can rebrand to it.

3. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

but pro gives you that piece of mind. IP Protection and that matters a lot. My S8 at the time fell off my hands into the American river for 2 days and 1 night until a diver found it ans called a friend to return it to me. If it wasn't for the IP68 I would be out a few hundred.

4. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

If your story is legit that's amazing man! Good thing you got your phone back

7. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

if it comes to verizon i will die of happiness.... :)

8. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Good luck with the lawsuits.

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