Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Won't Be Sold In The US Through AT&T

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Won't Be Sold In The US Through AT&T

That deal has been cancelled according to people claiming knowledge about the deal.

The Mate 10 Pro was expected to be sold in the US through AT&T, but the company has provided the following statement, where it is confirmed that the Chinese giant is not going to be selling devices in the country for now.

That placed Huawei's smartphones at a considerable disadvantage compared to Apple, Samsung and other phone makers whose products are readily available from mobile carriers' stores.

The partnership allowing Huawei to sell its Mate 10 phone through AT&T was expected to be unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The Wall Street Journal and The Verge both reported that AT&T backed out of the deal for some unknown reason.

In 2012, Huawei and ZTE were the subject of a United States investigation that looked into whether the companies' equipment provided an opportunity for greater foreign espionage and threatened critical U.S. infrastructure - a link that Huawei has consistently denied.

Huawei appears to be committed to sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the USA, but through the open channel. "U.S. customers need a better choice, and as a leader in technology and innovation, Huawei is prepared to fill this need", the Chinese telecom equipment giant said. The move could have helped Huawei increase its market share in the U.S. It was heavily rumored that AT&T would be selling Huawei's flagship smartphone in the USA, but it looks like the carrier backed out of the potential deal. The Dec. 20 letter, reviewed by The Information, cited an intelligence committee report on the Chinese firm's alleged ties to the Communist Party and China's intelligence and security services.

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