After years of trying to crack the US market, Huawei was poised to get a big boost via a partnership with AT&T that would grant carrier support to its flagship phone, the . That deal was nixed at the last minute -- but the phone will still be sold in the US.
Preorders for the unlocked Mate 10 Pro opened on Monday on sites like Amazon and Best Buy. It'll sell for $799, plus for now you get a free $150 gift card at the retailer you bought it from. Shipping on Feb. 18, the 6-inch phone will be available in titanium gray and midnight blue.
This time last month, Huawei was expected to announce at CES that the Mate 10 Pro would be sold through AT&T. This would be big for Huawei -- a company that's selling well in China and Europe, but has yet to find success in the US -- as in the US come through carriers. But it wasn't to be: .
Later in January, it was revealed that Verizon put the kibosh on a similar deal out of . The Mate 10 Pro is pushed as one of the first phones to be able to take advantage of 5G networks, but some US agencies fear it could open up the country to security threats, given Huawei's links to the Chinese government.
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