On the other hand, as the supposed Huawei-AT&T deal did not push through, customers in the United States can still get an unlocked Mate 10 Pro through other retailers like Amazon and Best Buy for $799, and pre-orders will be accepted starting on Sunday, Feb. 4. Even the company acknowledges its relative obscurity with the USA marketing tagline: "The best phone you've never heard of".
In 2012, a United States congressional committee said Chinese Huawei and ZTE would be banned from mergers and acquisitions in the USA because the two companies pose a threat to U.S. security.
Regardless of the reasons why AT&T would not support them, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are capable flagship phones.
In June 2016 Huawei filed a further complaint relating to the same infringement at the Quanzhou Intermediate People's Court, according to Reuters. "We have flexibility in who we support today, so adding Huawei, in addition to Apple and Android, would be nice", the channel partner said. But according to The Wall Street Journal, the carrier backed out of the deal without any explanation.
"We win the trust of the Chinese carriers, we win the trust of the emerging markets. and also we win the trust of the global carriers, all the European and Japanese carriers", he said.
But Huawei's dominance is again stoking fears among Washington security and intelligence experts, who worry major USA carriers might be tempted to turn to the Chinese giant.
The Huawei's CEO of the Consumer unit, Richard Yu, told a broad audience at the CES Technology Fair in Las Vegas that the deal with a USA operator "unfortunately" has not been achieved. It said the business deal could make the company's smartphones more common in the USA and put the country at risk if government officials start to use them.
It's unclear exactly how many of Samsung's devices were using this technology - the court ruling did not ban the sale or manufacture of specific phone models - but this could be a serious problem for the company, given the size of China's smartphone market.
"Everybody knows that in the U.S. market that over 90 percent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels", Yu said.
The West Coast-based solution provider executive's company does not resell Huawei devices - the organization works with Apple and Samsung on the device side.