Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly headed to AT&T

Doris Richards
November 9, 2017

Huawei plans to change things starting next year as reports from XDA say that the company has partnered with U.S. carrier AT&T, to exclusively sell the Mate 10 Pro.

Unfortunately, the leaked firmware files don't reveal anything about the official launch date or pricing.

The firmware named BLA-A09-att-us was discovered by XDA Developers within the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's software.

First the firmware is named BLA-A09-att-us which differs from that of the worldwide variant, BLA-L09.

Back in August, The Information reported that AT&T would be carrying Huawei's flagship in early 2018.

The Huawei Mate 10 series has four phones.

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. Additionally, the software also shows that the Mate 10 Pro will run Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box with Huawei EMUI 8.0 skin running on top.

The firmware also indicates that the this version of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will come preloaded with AT&T's usual suite of apps. Interestingly, the device comes pre-installed with Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome, hinting at some sort of agreement with Mozilla. Huawei did reveal at CES 2017 that the Mate 9 would be arriving in the US exclusively from Amazon.

Intriguingly, Huawei managed to achieved this feat, even thought it has maintained a small presence in one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, the United States, in which it has been selling mainly products at lower price ranges through retail chains such as Best Buy or Amazon.

We know that the Mate 10 Pro will cost €799 in Europe, where it should be released in mid-November.

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