So scared of competition. China should shut Apple out of China until the US reciprocates with Huawei.
“Political pressure” reportedly kills Huawei/AT&T smartphone deal
Spying concerns from members of congress means AT&T won't be selling Huawei phones.
The Huawei Mate S.
The deal would have seen Huawei phones bundled with service deals in AT&T stores, as carrier stores are the primary way US consumers buy phones. The two companies were ready to announce the deal at the currently ongoing CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Huawei is the number three smartphone vendor worldwide, behind only Apple and Samsung, but the company struggles in the US. Huawei currently sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the US market. Outside of the US, Huawei is a massive company, making not only phones but also its own line of "HiSilicon" SoCs. The company the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, but
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Huawei has continually denied allegations that it spies for China.
I already use a Huawei P10 Lite, available on Amazon, on Tmobile network. Love the phone and great value($300). Annoying that I cannot buy directly from the store.
Anyway, Huawei is going ahead to sell the Mate 10 Pro online anyway.
Huawei will sell Mate 10 Pro in the US online after AT&T calls off deal
Huawei was widely expected to announce its first flagship smartphone partnership with a major US carrier at CES this week, but AT&T
Huawei is pricing the unlocked device at $799, which gets you a 6-inch 18:9 OLED screen, the AI-infused Kirin 970 processor, Android Oreo, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a Leica-branded 12-megapixel dual camera setup. It’s a capable phone, to be sure — just not one that’s going to be able to compete on level terms in the US market without any presence in carrier stores.
A Porsche Design version of the Mate 10 will also be available in the US. The non-Pro Mate 10 is a slightly different phone with a 16:9 LCD screen; the Porsche Design version will cost $1,225 for a model with 256GB of storage. Both phones will start shipping on February 18th.