Best Buy Wont Sell Mate Pro 10 And All Other Gadgets From Huawei

(Credit: Huawei) The Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Chinese company receives a major blow and losses Best Buy as one of their retailers.

It is definitely not a good time for Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.

Best Buy, the US’s largest retailer electronics retailer, has reportedly stopped ordering smartphones from the Chinese company. They will also stop selling its products over the next couple of weeks. This is according to a person who is familiar with the issue.

“We don’t comment on specific contracts with vendors”, a Best Buy representative explained in a report. “And we make decisions to change what we sell for a variety of reasons,” he adds.

A Huawei spokesperson declined to comment on the issue but maintains that Best Buy is a “valued partner”. But “as a policy, we do not discuss the details of our partner relationships,” she said.

“Huawei currently sells its products through a range of leading consumer electronics retailers in the U.S.,” the Chinese company also said in a statement.

“We have a proven history of delivering products that meet the highest security, privacy and engineering standards in the industry and are certified by the Federal Communications Commission for sale in the U.S.”

This move follows AT&T and Verizon’s last-minute change of decision to not go ahead with promoting the Mate 10 on contract after the increased U.S. scrutiny of Chinese tech firms over protection issues.

The company was apparently expected to announce their partnership with AT&T in January at the CES but the US company backed out. When asked for comments, AT&T kept mum but about the reports but said that they never publicly committed to the partnership. Verizon followed the move a few days later.

 

Huawei Mate 10: Huawei Opens Preorders In US, Priced At $799

Electronic giant Huawei has officially opened on Monday its Mate 10 Pro for U.S market. The company’s new flagship smartphone would be sold in the US, especially on sites like Best Buy and Amazon, respectively.

 

Huawei Mate 10 preorders open in the US

 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be sold for $799, according to the company. Those who will be buying the new smartphone through a preorder would get a free $150 gift card. Customers could get the gift card from various retail stores where they bought the smartphone.

 

The company said it would start shipping the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on February 18. The new 6-inch flagship comes in two color options: the Midnight Blue and Titanium Gray. It can be recalled that Huawei’s new smartphone was actually adjudged as one of CNET’s favorite smartphone.

 

What’s amazing with Huawei’s new smartphone is that it is powered by the company’s
Kirin 970 processor. Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor equally performs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered phone like the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 device.

 

Huawei’s new smartphone came after a deal with AT&T was nixed as it tries to crack the US market. If the partnership were pushed through, Huawei would be getting a boost with AT&T as the major carrier partner.

 

At this year’s CES, the electronic giant was poised to announce that its Mate 10 Pro would be sold in the US market with AT&T partnership. The company selected AT&T because 90 percent of smartphone sales in the US derived from carriers.

 

 

Unfortunately, AT&T nixed the deal before the CES event last month, fearing of security threats as Huawei has ties with China.