AT&T could get Huawei Mate 10 Pro

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AT&T notched a new manufacturer partner in its belt with the launch of the ZTE Axon M this month. But the industry’s been watching another Chinese company, this one high on the leaderboard for global smartphone shipments.

In a late revelation, it turns out that Huawei could be bringing the Mate 10 Pro to the United States’s second-most popular carrier. XDA-Developers, in association with FunkyHuawei — a third-party site that farms Huawei firmware for ROM modification purposes — picked up on the BLA-A09-att-us. The first six letters and numbers denote a typical Huawei model name, the first three letters of which has been hinted to refer to its full codename, “Blanc.” The appendages referencing AT&T and the US market are the key tells.

It’s not known if the regular Mate 10 (ALP-xxx) will be brought over as well.

Within the system directory, several AT&T services such as Smart Wi-Fi and Call Protect are mentioned. Other details include EMUI 8.0 and Android 8.0 Oreo software.

The Information first reported that AT&T and Huawei were in talks to make a phone available to customers in the United States sometime in the first quarter of 2018. Huawei is scheduled to deliver a keynote event at CES 2018. We learned that the US would be getting the Mate 9 with Amazon Alexa at last year’s CES.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.