The firm trails only Apple and Samsung in terms of worldwide sales and an accord with a USA network may have been enough to push Huawei into the No.1 spot. However, the failure to secure a contract with AT&T or fellow United States giant Verizon drastically limits the Chinese company's growth in the American market.
The Mate 10 Pro, launched in Europe in October with a price tag of €799, 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. The Mate 10 Pro as well as Huawei's other phones will only be available as unlocked devices from various online stores like Amazon and from Huawei's own online store.
"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the US market, including availability".
The company has been trying to penetrate the US market for years now and its success hinges on selling its phones through carriers.
Huawei still plans to sell a version of the Mate 10 not tied to a specific carrier.
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Amid reports of ongoing talks between the two companies, AT&T has announced Huawei phones will not be part of its handset offerings.
Officially, neither Huawei nor AT&T ever confirmed that a deal was even taking place and there's certainly no reason to expect that they would comment on this failed arrangement.
A report from The Information claims that the same "political pressure" situation happened here.
As the Journal reports, part of the suspicions about Huawei stem from its background, which was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer for China's People's Liberation Army.
For many consumers it can be simpler to buy their smartphones directly from their mobile carriers where the handsets can be set up with a SIM card, data transfer services and related application services that make it easier to switch to a new phone brand.