Huawei President confirms US carrier support for Mate 10 Pro in 2018

After a couple of years of trying to crack the US market by itself, Huawei may have finally managed to get its foot in the door of its holy grail. Just an unsubstantiated rumor a couple of days back, Huawei’s President of Consumer Business, Richard Yu, has confirmed that the Chinese smartphone maker will launch its Mate 10 Pro flagship phone on a US carrier. 

Despite being the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Huawei hasn’t had much luck in the American market due to a lack of carrier support. This looks like it’s about to change though, with Huawei’s Richard Yu saying this in an interview with ABC News:

“We will sell our flagship phone, our product, in the U.S. market through carriers next year,” said Richard Yu. “I think that we can bring value to the carriers and to consumers. Better product, better innovation, better user experience.”

While he didn’t confirm exactly which of the US carriers were on board with selling Huawei’s newest flagship in 2018, the previous rumor said that a deal with AT&T was already signed and sealed while a deal with Verizon was being discussed. The previous rumor also stated that Huawei would make the official announcement of carrier support at CES 2018, which is amazingly just a couple of weeks away from now.

Despite being the third largest manufacturer, Huawei’s President hopes that cracking the US market will help the company ease past Apple which is currently in the second position.

What do you make of the news? Are you excited that Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro will be available from US carriers?

Source: ABC News


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).