As expected, Huawei issued an event in CES 2018 to announce among other things the arrival of their current flagship at Mr.Trump homeland. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be soon joining in the fierce dispute caught between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9, The iPhone X, HTC U11 and LG V30.
The Mate 10 Pro will start sales on February 18, through US popular retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg, and B&H. However, the pre-order process will start early in the next month from February 4th.
Since the first rumors of a possible Mate 10, Pro launch in the US appeared there were signs of that the Chinese manufacturer would sell their flagship through a partnership with one of the country main network carriers AT&T. However, if there was a chance of a deal between the two, it became ashes since the carrier won’t seems to be planning to sell the Mate 10 Pro in a near future.
For now, the smartphone will be sold unlocked only for $799, due to its lack of a locked nature the smartphone will support most of major US carriers like T-Mobile, Cricket, Simple Mobiles, MetroPCS and AT&T. While some may consider this an elevated price, you just need to think that all the major players in the flagship segment are being sold for nearly $1000, one of them is, of course, the $999 iPhone X.
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The Huawei stands out due the presence of the in-house made HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, the first developed bringing exclusive AI functionality, paired 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage, the handset pack a dual camera setup powered by the popular Leica. Furthermore, all these specifications come underneath a 6-inch AMOLED screen with 2160x1080p resolution sitting at the current 18:9 standards. Keeping all the lights on there is a 4,000mAh battery that alongside the efficient processor delivers spectacular battery life. Other things include IP67 certification ensuring water and dust resistance.
Worth to mention that Huawei is also bringing the Porsche edition of their king of phablets. While the Mate 10 Pro Porsche edition retains nearly the same specs, apart from 256GB of Storage, the handset brings a unique refined design to stand out from the standard version of the phone. For a more refined and unique phone, users will have to afford nearly the double, the Porsche edition will retail for $1,225.
The move for the US is an important one for Huawei, we are pretty sure that the Mate 10 Pro has some of plus to do well in the country, however since most of the consumers rely on carriers, we hope that Huawei give attention to this and get in touch with any carrier in the country. For know what we can wish is the best of luck for the company which aims to take Apple and Samsung domain in the next years.