Prepare to buy the Huawei Mate 9 on January 6 in the U.S.

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After introducing the Mate 9 last month, Huawei is getting ready to enter the phone into new markets. The United States, one of the fiercest markets due to its domination by two companies, is among the locations Huawei wants to insert its latest flagship. It’s just not known when the Mate 9 will be available in the U.S. since Huawei is staying quiet.

Now there’s a pretty reputable source revealing when Huawei is going to begin selling the Mate 9 in the U.S. alongside rival devices like the Google Pixel and Apple iPhone 7.

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Evan Blass, the world’s best mobile industry insider, says the Mate 9 from Huawei will be released in the U.S. next month.

Specifically, you should expect to see Huawei begin selling the phone on January 6. This should mean the Mate 9 will be part of the company’s CES 2017 plans despite already having announced the phone in November. While chatting about its other new products, Huawei could briefly mention the Mate 9 is now available in the U.S. and provide detailed pricing and distribution. That way Huawei gets to mention its flagship without reintroducing what we’ve already seen.

The Mate 9 is €699 in Europe, which translates to around $740. If that price holds in the U.S., Huawei is going to have hard time getting its phone into the hands of many. Generally, second-tier brands must offer a sub-$400 unlocked phone to generate sales.

So mark your calendars for January 6 because that’s when Huawei’s next move to make noise in the U.S. will get going.

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


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