The new flagship phone of Huawei, Mate 10 Pro is now available for preorder in the US, however the launch of the device is has soonest been up to a shaky start. According to reports reaching us from our sources, the company received a blow last month when AT&T and Verizon removed themselves from already agreed terms of taking the Mate 10 Pro into their stores as a result of pressure from the government. Important retailers and a crowd-shopping site have started to offer discounts on the flagship sooner than normal.
Features of the Mate 10 Pro include; a 6-inch display with a 2160 x 1080 PLED screen and an aspect ratio of 18:9, thin bezels, 4GB of RAM, and alternatives for 64GB or 128GB SSD. It is powered by a Kirin 970 CPU that was developed in-house, and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The device also has dual rear-facing cameras: a color sensor of 20MPs, and a monochrome sensor of 12MPs. It uses USB-C, and it’ll be shipping with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Even though Huawei will sell unlocked versions of the Mate 10 Pro online, the deals the company made with both AT&T and Verizon would have elevated the reputation of the company in the US, deterring the mainstream presence of the company. With the Mate 10, high level retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Newegg, and B&H will carry the product.
A press release revealed that if you’re interested in a deal, you can preorder between this moment and February 17th to get a $150 gift card from the retailer whom you purchased the phone. A site that offers group discounts when enough people order a specific item called Massdrop, is offering a $100 discount on the Mate 10 Pro, thus reducing its price to $699.
For those who find luxury attractive, Huawei is also putting up the Huawei Mate 10 available online on major retail sites beginning on the 18th of February for the price of $1,255. Two reasons for this premium price is that unlike the Mate 10 Pro, the Mate 10 is a Porsche Design that has a diamond-black body, 6GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage.
Shipping of the Mate 10 Pro will commence on the 18th of February, the weekend after the Lunar New Year. Currently the colors it has are blue or gray. A brown option is on its way. Both Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have been available in more than a dozen countries outside the US.