Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, is gearing up to launch its latest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro, in the United States. Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, and we’re not expecting one for another couple of weeks – come CES time – we now have confirmation from a high-level executive from within the company that the phone will in fact launch on major carriers here in the U.S.
Huawei’s President of Consumer Business, Richard Yu, gave the following statement to ABC News:
We will sell our flagship phone, our product, in the U.S. market through carriers next year. I think we can bring value to the carriers and to consumers. Better product, better innovation, better user experience.
This is great news for a company that makes some pretty nice hardware, but aside from a small selection of devices like the Nexus 6P, hasn’t exactly made any major waves in the smartphone industry here in the States.
With names like LG, Samsung, Motorola, and everyone’s favorite Fruit phone to hate on, Huawei has an uphill battle ahead of itself. The Mate 10 Pro should be an excellent means of helping the company increase its brand recognition.
Mate 10 Pro spec
If you haven’t yet heard about the Mate 10 Pro, it’s rocking a 6-inch OLED display with a taller 18:9 screen ratio, a Kirin 970 octa-core processor, a 4000 mAh battery, and variants of 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage, or 6GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. It also runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
In terms of cameras, it has a Leica dual 20MP Monochrome + 12MP RGB, f/1.6 lens setup with OIS, and PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth Auto Focus. There’s an 8MP f/2.0 lens around front for taking selfies.
There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled on the CES news updates and let you know when we hear something solid. Until then, hit us in the comment thread and let us know if you’re pondering the Mate 10 Pro as your next phone.