Huawei's new flagship phone, the Mate 10 Pro, is available for preorder starting today in the United States, but its launch is already off to a rough start. Huawei Mate 10 Pro is now available for pre-order without any carrier, which is good news for buyers. Those retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H.
The Mate 10 Pro starts shipping February 18. Those devices previously sold on USA carriers did not support 5G, but the Mate 10 Pro will. The Mate 10 Pro is also a bit thinner (7.9mm compared to 8.2mm), narrower (74.5mm compared to 77.8mm) and taller (154.2mm compared to 150.5mm) than the Huawei Mate 10. A Kirin 970 CPU powers the new smartphone, has a 4,000mAh battery.
The Mate 10 Pro, among Phonemantra favourite phones from previous year, is powered by Huawei's very own Kirin 970 processor, which gives performance similar to what you would expect from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Porsche Design edition comes with onboard storage of 256GB and a spruced-up all-glass shell.
As Huawei is facing suspicions of having ties with the Chinese government, the Mate 10 Pro with 5G capabilities apparently qualifies as a Chinese device under investigation because it might pose security threats.
Initially the Mate 10 Pro will be available in Midnight Blue and Titanium Grey, but Huawei says Mocha Brown will also be an available option in the near future.
"Huawei prides itself in delivering premium, high-performing devices that are elegant, secure and user-friendly, and the award-winning Huawei Mate 10 Pro embodies all those characteristics and more", said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.