Huawei introduced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in October, which is already available in several key markets across the globe, except for the U.S. We've seen several rumors hinting at the launch of the handset in the U.S. through AT&T as some screenshots of the unreleased version of the AT&T Mate 10 Pro software even got leaked last week.
According to a new report from ETNews, the Chinese manufacturer is reportedly in talks with AT&T to launch the new Mate 10 series in the U.S. The company is apparently testing its devices to comply with the network standards of the carrier.
The company may introduce the Mate 10 or the Mate 10 Pro in January through the second largest carrier in the country, reports ETNews. In addition, Huawei is also negotiating with Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S., to launch its handsets in the country.
Huawei is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers across the globe, surpassing Apple in global shipments to secure the second spot in the summer. The company has no presence in the U.S. and if it manages to work out a deal with carriers in the region, it will make Huawei the first major Chinese manufacturer to launch in the North American market through carriers. The U.S. market is mostly dominated by Apple followed by Samsung and LG in the second and third spot, respectively.
Huawei devices are available through third-party retailers in the country, which is not feasible for many, especially those who prefer to buy their shiny new phone on contract.