Months after it launched in the UK, Huawei announced during its CES 2018 keynote that its latest flagship will be coming to the US.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was announced at a lavish event in Munich towards the end of the 2017 and was a hit with critics when it hit shelves a month later.
We gave the powerful flagship a 4.5/5 score in our review, complimenting the excellent camera and fantastic battery life. Now folks in the USA will have the chance to pick up the device, but you won’t be able to get it from carriers and it’ll be restricted to GSM networks.
Instead, Huawei is selling the phone unlocked through the likes of Amazon, Best Buy and, interestingly, Microsoft. You’ll be able to pick it up in both online and retail Microsoft stores. It’ll retail for $799.
This is one of the first devices Huawei is really pushing in the States with a big marketing campaign and a partnership with Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. Whether this will translate into sales remains to be seen.
If you’re unaware of the Mate 10 Pro, then here’s a quick refresher. The phone boasts an HDR 5.9-inch 1080p display, Kirin 970 AI infused CPU and a 12-megapixel f/1.6 camera.
In our verdict we said: “If you’re on the market for a top-end phablet, but don’t want to spend the extortionate cost of a Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X, the Mate 10 Pro is the best option available. As a piece of hardware the Mate 10 Pro is a gorgeous device, offering users slick performance, an above-average camera and excellent battery life, all contained in a slick mixed metal-and-glass design.”
The Mate 10 Pro will be up for pre-order from February 4, with an official release date of the 18. If you pre-order the phone you’ll get a $150 gift card in return, which is a nice touch.