Huawei is the third largest smartphone brand in the world and it even crossed Apple sales in mid-2017. At the ongoing CES 2018, the company is set to launch the flagship Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the U.S market. The company even got AT&T, one of the biggest U.S carriers, on-board to sell this device. According to the latest reports, AT&T has actually moved away from the deal just before the official announcement. The Huawei’s press event will start at 2:00 PM PST on January 9th (3:30 AM on January 10th in India) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Just like the earlier launched Huawei smartphones, the company might sell the unlocked Mate 10 Pro in the U.S. The first ever partnership with the U.S carrier might have given a huge boost for the company’s desire for global expansion. While AT&T and Huawei are yet to give a statement over this broken deal, the reports suggest it might have called off after the U.S Government intervention. The deal might have collapsed due to the security concerns over the Huawei devices.
Huawei is also the largest telecommunication equipment provider in the world. The investigation report in 2012 decided that the Huawei’s equipment can be used for espionage purposes by Chinese Government. However, the company denied those allegations and said the report was politically motivated. It was then a huge setback for the company as it missed huge contract from the major U.S carriers.
Now in 2018, the Huawei might have missed the best chance of increasing the smartphone market share. A couple of years back, Google and Huawei had partnered to launch the Nexus 6P smartphone. Later, Huawei never launched any new Google smartphone. Let’s wait for the company’s press conference tomorrow, where we might get information about the availability of Mate 10 Pro smartphone.