The second best smartphone camera after Google Pixel 2, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, is coming to the U.S. via AT&T, a new report suggests.
The company has slowly been making its way to North America, something that we saw with the partnership with Canada’s Rogers, Fido, Videotron and Bell for the release of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. At the time, we pointed out that it was only a matter of time before the same happened with the U.S. market, especially since the Chinese OEM has been selling its range of Honor devices locally.
If this does go through, it will be the first time Huawei partners with a major U.S. carrier to sell its smartphones in the market – and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is definitely a good start thanks to the rave reviews the phone has received since its launch. The report comes via XDA Developers forum, where folks got their hands on a firmware carrying version number BLA-A09-att-us, which clearly shows that this is an AT&T Mate 10 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 10 series has four phones. The standard model, the Mate 10 Pro, the Porsche Design and Lite model, but from the look of things, it’s possible only the Pro variant will be coming to the U.S. Apparently, the phone will ship with the same AT&T software you already know of and run Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.0 skin on top.
Other goodies od the Huawei Mate 10 Pro include a 6-inch OLED display screen with a full HD+ resolution (18:9 aspect ratio), Kirin 970 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of non-expandable storage. The back camera has two Leica-powered 20MP+12MP sensors with OIS, 2x optical zoom, PDAF and 4K video recording while the front gets an 8MP unit. Keeping the Mate 10 Pro alive is a 4000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging via a USB-C port, which also doubles as the audio port.
Like many Huawei phones, the fingerprint scanner on the Mate 10 Pro is rear-mounted and the entire body is IP67 rated, which means it can survive a dive of up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
Right now, the details of the price and official availability remain unknown. But given this discovery, it shouldn’t be long before everything comes out to the public. We’ll be here to update you when this happens.