Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

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

The news is a huge blow to Huawei, now the third largest smartphone maker in the world after Apple and Samsung, and will roll back the company's plan to establish a larger presence in the United States starting this year.

Amid reports of ongoing talks between the two companies, AT&T has announced Huawei phones will not be part of its handset offerings. The company provided no explanation on why the rumored partnership was called off, which, according to reports, was scheduled for announcement at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Huawei was widely expected to announce a partnership with AT&T to distribute its phones in the U.S. this year, said the people with knowledge of the matter, who declined to be identified as the talks were private.

In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, Huawei said that the usa market presents "unique challenges" and that the Mate 10 Pro will not be sold directly by us carriers.

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Now Huawei confirmed the report and said the highly-anticipated Mate 10 Pro will not be sold in the United States through local carriers.

"On Tuesday, Huawei will introduce new products to the USA market, including availability".

Currently, it is trailing behind Samsung and Apple and for those that do not know, penetrating the selling through carriers was a golden opportunity that did not seem to take form for the tech firm.

For those unfamiliar with the AT&T story, The Information reported that the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees sent letters to the FCC in December alleging Huawei was a security threat. US customers who were looking forward to the device can get it, but not in the manner that many prefer and have grown accustomed to. The congress members were concerned that Huawei was closely tied to the Communist Party as well as to intelligence services in China.

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