Huawei has been sniffing around the US market for a while now and has been making some inroads lately. Its sub-brand Honor has seen several US launches, most recently with the Honor V10, and the company managed to get its own Mate 9 off the ground there last year.
Apparently, Huawei will announce the launch the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the US this January, with a release slated for Q1, 2018. This is said to arrive first under AT&T, but ETNews also states that Huawei is currently in negotiations with Verizon to sell the phone too. This follows previous rumors regarding the Mate 10 Pro being released through AT&T stores, so the speculation is mounting.
With Huawei’s sights set on overtaking Apple and Samsung in the next few years in smartphone shipments, this could be a big first step for the company that’s currently lagging behind in the US. And it would be good news for consumers too: we said that Huawei had “brought its A-game” with the Mate 10 in our full review, and it’s in the running on our best smartphone of 2017 list — there could be worse Android devices to get official support in the States.
Huawei hasn’t made any announcements on the matter but we’ll hopefully learn more at CES 2018. Would you like to see the Mate 10 hit the US? Let us know in the comments.
December 14, 2017 at 03:47AM