Despite recent setbacks for the Chinese OEM, Huawei will continue its efforts to sell smartphones in the United States. The company doesn’t ring too many bells in what is a large market for phones, but with help from popular retails, Huawei is poised to retain second in global smartphone market share.
This week, Huawei will begin selling its Mate 10 Pro smartphone in the US via select retailers. This seems to be the only Huawei model that will go up for sale for now, though others could certainly in the future.
Mate 10 Pro is one of Huawei’s best overall phones. It was very unfortunate that cell carriers including AT&T and Verizon didn’t approve, as this would have provided Huawei a much-needed boost in sales, but at least the company isn’t giving up. Pre-orders for the phone are being taken now and will continue up until February 18, which is when the smartphone is scheduled to become available. All orders received will also ship out on the eighteenth.
In hope to build customer loyalty and attract new buyers to the brand, Huawei will give those who buy Mate 10 Pro a $150 gift card. The gift card will be valid at the store at which the purchase is made. At this time Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg are carrying the device. At most of these, you’ll find the Midnight Blue and Titanium Grey options, but Huawei will sell its Mocha Brown variant at a later date. The manufacturer will also have its Porsche Design model in stock, online only. It will come at an extra cost because of the phone’s Diamond Black body, additional storage space among other features. While it will cost $1,255, the regular Mate 10 Pro has been set at $799 not taking into account the bonus gift card those who pre-order will receive. The product links are below.