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Huawei’s fantastic Mate 10 Pro coming to U.S. to challenge Samsung

by Danny Zepeda | January 9, 2018January 9, 2018 2:45 pm EST

Huawei announced on Tuesday that its latest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro, is making its way to the U.S.

Up until this point, Huawei has largely been a niche company in the U.S., with most its fame stemming from the Nexus 6P. Now, the company is making a big push into the U.S. market starting by bringing over its newest flagship.

Huawei announced the Mate 10 Pro late last year in its native China, but in case you’re unfamiliar with the Mate 10 Pro, here is a quick breakdown of its specs:

  • 6-inch QHD AMOLED display
  • Hilisilicon Kirin 970 processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of storage
  • Leica dual camera system
  • 4,000mAh battery

The Mate 10 Pro will retail for $799 and will be available for pre-order beginning February 4, with its official launch coming a few weeks later on February 18. Huawei is offering a $150 gift card to those who pre-order the Mate 10 Pro up until February 17.

You will be able to buy the flagship through Best Buy, Microsoft, and Amazon. Interestingly enough, it won’t be available through any carrier. Earlier this week, it was reported Huawei’s deal with AT&T to offer the Mate 10 Pro at its stores fell through. Huawei for its part is putting a positive spin on the situation by saying it is going to offer the Mate 10 Pro through open channels for the time being.

The unlocked version arriving in the U.S. is the GSM variant, which means it’ll work with AT&T and T-Mobile but not Verizon or Sprint.

During the event, Huawei also announced a special edition Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design. It was designed with the help of Porsche, implementing multiple staples from its cars. Aside from the different aesthetics and a few noted internals (6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage), every other spec is the same. The special edition variant will retail for $1,225.

Both the Mate 10 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design will go on sale on February 18.

Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...