After years of not directly selling the Huawei P series in North America, the Chinese smartphone maker has finally confirmed that the new Huawei P10 and P10 Plus handsets will be coming to Canada this spring.
Since the beginning of the Huawei P series, there’s no point in time that the company has sold the phone in the U.S. or Canada via tier one carriers, however, this is set to change with the latest Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. These two have just been launched and in fact, they are yet to go on official sale. But before this happens, those in Canada can rejoice in the fact that this time around they will be able to enjoy the company’s high-end phone without too many hassles of acquiring it in the first place.
While there are claims that the main reason why Huawei hasn’t been selling its devices in North America is due to security reasons and close ties to the Chinese government, the fact that the company has recently started selling Honor devices in the region was always going to pave way for more devices to come in. In fact, Huawei notes that the reason why it wasn’t selling phones in North America is because the handsets needed to have “North American specs.”
Despite everything, the Chinese company is still one of the largest when it comes to global smartphone shipments, only third to Apple and Samsung. However, the target is to overtake these two in the coming years. Now that the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are coming to Canada, the OEM is without a doubt making steps towards achieving its goal of toppling Samsung and Apple.
According to Android Authority, which has had exclusive details regarding the coming of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus in Canada, the two phones could also be unveiled in the U.S. through tier one operators, but so far, this cannot be confirmed. In addition, the exact details of the release date, price as well as the Canadian carrier (s) that’ll carry the phones are still unknown. Keep following and we’ll update you when the details are here.