Huawei was supposed to launch its new flagship in the US at CES 2018 press conference. But the Chinese company’s plans were thwarted according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Huawei had enjoyed success in the US with its wearable lineup and some laptops like the Huawei MateBook X, and it now aims to release a smartphone called Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The Mate 10 Pro will be available for pre-order on the 4th of February and might get a steady and solid retail presence due to Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers.
Mate 10 Pro will feature a six-inch QHD+OLED display and a massive 4,000mAh battery. The phone has an AI infused Kirin 970 processor, Android Oreo, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. On the back, it has a pair of Leica-branded 12-megapixel dual camera setup, which can do all sorts of fun things like AI-powered real-time scene and object recognition powered by the company’s AI-enhanced chip architecture. Huawei is pricing the unlocked device at $799. With such features, it is sure to be able to compete on level terms in the US market without any presence in carrier stores.
Huawei will also offer a Porsche Design version of the Mate 10 in the US. Unlike the regular Mate 10 Pro that comes in blue and titanium gray, the Porsche Design Mate 10 has an all-black color scheme and will cost $1,225 for a model with 256GB of storage.