Huawei has announced this afternoon that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available from a wide range of retailers here in the United States starting February 18th with pre-orders starting February 4th. The 6″ phablet will be priced at $799 and will be available in Midnight Blue, Titanium Grey and Mocha Brown.
“We’ve experienced unprecedented growth worldwide and are now bringing our award-winning products to the U.S.,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Huawei is and has been in the U.S., and is part of a community of visionaries that strive to push boundaries and improve daily lives through technology. Our newest consumer solution, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro, is the smartphone that U.S. consumers need and deserve.”
The phones will be available from Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Microsoft Stores and Newegg with Best Buy having the phone available in their retail locations to view and purchase. The phone will be sold unlocked and will work with various GSM carriers here in the US like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Cricket Wireless.
For those that don’t recall, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 octa-core processor, comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on the base model. There is also a 6GB/128GB model. The display is a 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio AMOLED that gives ~402 ppi density. It is protected by Gorilla Glass.
Camera wise, you have a dual configuration consisting of a 12 MP (f/1.6, 27mm, OIS) and a 20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm). Both cameras are built with Leico optics and you have both phase dection and laser autofocus. The front facing selfie camera is an 8MP f/2.0 shooter. Powering all of this is a beefy 4000mAh battery that supports Huawei’s SuperCharge technology for rapid charging.
Finally, the Mate 10 Pro runs the Android Oreo based EMUI 8 build from Huawei with a significant amount of the company’s AI built into it and supported by the AI-centric SoC and other components. Like Google themselves, Huawei is pushing hard into the AI space and is making it a core component of their devices.
And for those that are curious, yes, you will also be able to order the Mate 10 Pro Porsche Design limited edition variant. It will be $1225 and available through the retailers mentioned earlier.
While the focus the last couple of days has been on the failed AT&T deal, Huawei clearly isn’t letting that hold them back. With the agreement with these big retailers in the US, the phones will be able to reach a broader market here in the US.