If reports are true, Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer, is officially coming to the United States. According to The Information, the Chinese company is expected to bring their Mate 10 device stateside and it appears that AT&T will get the first crack at selling the Huawei-branded device sometime in February.
Recently, company president Richard Yu, stated that Huawei will be entering the US smartphone market in 2018 (source: ABC). Company plans should be revealed at some point during CES 2018, which is when we should get confirmation about the Mate 10 being sold by AT&T.
Huawei (pronounced wah-way) has some high goals in mind. They expect to be the world's top smartphone manufacturer by 2021. This is a goal that shall be difficult to achieve with Samsung and Apple dominating the market across the globe.
Despite never selling a Huawei-branded device in the US, the company has had some success here. It was responsible for making the outstanding Google Nexus 6P, which boasted some of the loudest front-facing speakers I've personally ever heard. Overall, that phone was very well done.
The Mate 10 is quite the impressive handset. It featuers a 5.9-inch Huawei FullView display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 499 ppi (pixels-per-inch). In addition, the device sports a Huawei-made Kirin 970 octa-core 2.36 GHz CPU, a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the phone comes with Android 8.0 on board, has a massive 4,000 mAh battery, a dual-camera configuration (20-megapixel + 12-megapixel, f/1.6 aperture), an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper (f/2.0 aperture), a physical home button, and it has the beloved headphone jack. The US version could be different, but we will have to wait for official confirmation.
Are you excited for Huawei's arrival in the US?
Source: Android Authority via The Information