We’ve already covered Huawei today during our CES coverage with some bad news for the company and their current carrier relationships. But as with many large corporations, you have to weigh the good with the bad, and Huawei hopes to rebound with the US press by launching their Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the US starting in February. Beginning on the 4th, consumers can preorder the device from Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg, and B&H retailers. The phone will officially be released in stores a few weeks later on February 18th.
The Mate 10 Pro shouldn’t disappoint for the $799 price tag, as the phone comes with a fairly compelling spec sheet. Huawei has wrapped the internals in a body constructed of glass and metals with three colors: Midnight Blue, Titanium Gray, and Mocha Brown. Inside the phone you’ll find 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Gigabit LTE, and the latest octa-core Kirin processor. Fueling this powerhouse is a huge 4,000mAh battery, and rounding out the specs are a 6.0 QHD OLED display and IP67 water resistance. Huawei is also tauting the new Leica dual camera setup with AI assisted Real Time Scene and Object Recognition.
It’s also worth a note that these phones are unlocked, but you won’t see any support for CDMA here. So, you Verizon and Sprint users might want to look elsewhere. Another added bonus is that all the major pre-order partners are throwing in a discount of $150 in the window between February 4 through the 17th. This brings the final price down to a slightly more manageable $650.
What do you guys think? Can Huawei find a foothold in the US with the Mate 10 Pro? Leave a comment below!