Huawei is one of the world’s biggest handset manufacturers, behind only Apple and Samsung. If you live in the US, though, you’d probably have no idea, as the company has consistently struggled to develop a meaningful relationship with any of the big four carriers.
Part of the reason for Huawei’s struggles in the US has to do with its business of selling communication infrastructure; Huawei is based in China, and the US government has put policies in place to limit carriers from using foreign network equipment from Huawei, which obviously strains their relationship with the likes of AT&T and Verizon.
Despite that, Huawei is still able to sell consumer phones in the US, and they’ve been itching to get something high-end launched besides the Nexus 6P. Rumors have swirled for some time about when it will actually happen, and it looks like AT&T is going to take them up on it and release a flagship in the first half of 2018. Tentatively speaking, of course.
Things can fall through, and we still don’t know exactly what Huawei has planned for the end of this year. The Mate 10 will supposedly launch in October, so we might see that particular device or something based off of it on AT&T, but we still have most of an entire year to hammer out details.
If the device does well, then we might see Huawei phones on other carriers. Let’s just hope it doesn’t go the way of Sony phones in the US.
source: The Information