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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Can Outlast Apple iPhone X & Samsung Note 8

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Can Outlast Apple iPhone X & Samsung Note 8 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Can Outlast Apple iPhone X & Samsung Note 8
Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 05:17

On July 4, 2017, Huawei brought another infringement lawsuit to the intermediate courts of Shenzhen and Quanzhou, an eastern Chinese city, requiring Samsung to pay 80m yuan (US$12m).

One of the world's biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the U.S. market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. But the longest lasting flagship isn't one of them as the title belongs to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. With an AT&T deal reportedly falling through last minute, Huawei's hanging a lot on its latest celebrity spokesperson, Gal Gadot, as it looks to spread brand recognition globally.

USA lawmakers in December inked a letter to the Federal Communications Commission that outlined longstanding concerns that Huawei's products could be used to spy on the US and the company's presumed ties to the Chinese government.

Verizon is also under the same pressure as AT&T, according to Android Police.

What's a poor smartphone maker to do when its latest grand plans for USA distribution fall through?

According to media reports, several members of the US Senate and House intelligence committees had sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, citing a committee report on Huawei's alleged ties with the Chinese government.

In a speech given by the CEO of Huawei's consumer products division, Richard Yu, during the CES 2018, the executive went "off-script" to address the issue. He does not comment on why the deal has failed, but said it was a "big loss for consumers because they would not have the best choice for their devices".

"Everybody knows that in the U.S. market that over 90 percent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels", said the CEO. It has also made strong inroads in the United Kingdom and is the third-biggest brand behind Samsung and Apple, according to Counterpoint.

This isn't the first time U.S. politicians have suspected Huawei of being a security threat, though they have never offered proof in public. "Allowing Huawei, ZTE, and other related entities access to USA government communications would be inviting Chinese surveillance into all aspects of our lives". Consumers will still be able to get their hands on Huawei's newest smartphone by purchasing an unlocked one online, but AT&T stores will not be carrying it. Huawei's potential deal with AT&T was canceled due to security concerns.