Huawei takes a big step with AT&T towards breaking into the US smartphone market

Huawei has pretty consistently struggled to make waves in the US smartphone market despite being one of the biggest manufacturers in the world. Part of that is due to the dominance of Apple and Samsung (and their respective marketing departments) and part is likely because of a rough stigma Huawei deals with as a Chinese company.

Regardless, Huawei is currently in talks with AT&T about taking a big step towards penetrating the US smartphone market. Huawei also makes chips, not just phone, and AT&T is open to the idea of selling a phone using one of Huawei’s HiSilicon-powered phones on their network. It wouldn’t be a Huawei phone, necessarily, but it is a crucial bit of progress that could eventually see many more Huawei phones on the shelves besides bigger names.

It’s going to be a long road for Huawei, especially since their bread and butter has been in developing markets, not the flagship segment, but if they want to truly compete with Apple and Samsung, a US presence is their only option.

I wouldn’t expect anything to come of this in 2017, but if you’re desperately waiting for a Huawei phone to come to the US, well, maybe you won’t have to wait too much longer.

source: The Information


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.