Huawei Mate 10 Pro Won't Be Sold In The US Through AT&T

Source: Verizon also under pressure to cancel upcoming Huawei phone launch

The original rumors about an AT&T sales channel to US consumers in 2018 began with comments in December from a Huawei executive who promised additional details at the CES 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which opened in Las Vegas on January 8. The move could have helped Huawei increase its market share in the U.S.

The Mate 10 Pro, launched in Europe in October with a price tag of 799 euros ($955), comes with AI-enhanced chips that Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone vendor, says process data faster than those used by Apple and Samsung.

It is noteworthy that "Android Authority" Foundation this year, has conducted more than 40 tests on smart phones to participate in the evaluation, which Mate 10 Pro phone has passed, earning the best smart phone in the world for 2017.

Speaking to a source familiar with the company's plans, Verizon is facing political pressure to cancel the launch a Huawei smartphone later this year.

Last month, members of the Senate and House intelligence committees sent a letter asking the Federal Communications Commission to review any relationship with Huawei and requested that the FCC get briefed on the security concerns raised in 2012. This means that the AT&T and Huawei deal was likely still in place leading immediately into CES. Even so, the Chinese giant seems determined to fight for market share in the U.S. and continue to sell its flagship smartphones through any means necessary.

For the average consumer, the report might dissuade some from purchasing the new smartphone.

"The U.S. market presents unique challenges for Huawei, and while the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by U.S. carriers, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", the electronics giant said in a statement. It's running Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei's EMUI 8 software on top, which brings features such as "Easy Projection" which allows you to use a desktop-like user interface by connecting to any display with a compatible USB 3.1 Type-C to HDMI adapter.

One silver lining here is that any alleged improprieties can be prevented by running unofficial software on the device. We'll update this story should things change tomorrow.

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