The Mate 10 Pro was expected to be sold in the USA through AT&T, but the company has provided the following statement, where it is confirmed that the Chinese giant is not going to be selling devices in the country for now.
Rumors that surfaced in December that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was working on a first-of- its-kind deal to sell its handsets directly to US consumers through AT&T have been dashed by new reports indicating that a pending agreement has fallen through. Unfortunately, Huawei has come forward and in its own words, confirms that it will not be selling carrier-branded phones in the U.S.
Other specifications on the device include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage a standard, there is another model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The news is a huge blow to Huawei, now the third largest smartphone maker in the world after Apple and Samsung, and will roll back the company's plan to establish a larger presence in the United States starting this year. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the United States market.
Huawei's plans for growth in the USA led to heightened scrutiny by Congress.
Amid reports of ongoing talks between the two companies, AT&T has announced Huawei phones will not be part of its handset offerings. The latter's mobile devices will not sell through a US telco anytime soon, but Android fans need not fret. However, the failure to secure a contract with AT&T or fellow U.S. giant Verizon has drastically limited the Chinese company's growth in the American market. It's said that Huawei was planning to announce the news Tuesday, aka tomorrow, but now the company's deal with AT&T is no more. It was heavily rumored that AT&T would be selling Huawei's flagship smartphone in the USA, but it looks like the carrier backed out of the potential deal. The congress members were concerned that Huawei was closely tied to the Communist Party as well as to intelligence services in China. This is because the US has the biggest market in terms of revenue generated.