Huawei Mate 10 Pro Finally Up For Pre-order In US

Gwen Vasquez
February 7, 2018

The company is offering a $150 gift card with it. Users can get it from the retailer they choose to purchase the phone.

In addition, Huawei has started United States pre-orders for its most expensive smartphone model to date - the Mate 10 Porsche Design edition, which is priced at US$1,255.

Despite losing its USA carrier partnerships, Huawei went ahead and announced that it would be bringing the Mate 10 Pro to the states unlocked for $799. Those retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H. And while you might be able to place pre-orders now, the handset will start shipping no sooner than February 18. The device is powered by a Kirin 970 CPU that was developed in-house, comes with a 4,000mAh battery.

"Featuring the world's first AI-enhanced processor with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU) in a smartphone, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro achieves new breakthroughs in computing capacity to deliver up to 25 times better performance and up to 50 times greater energy efficiency for AI-related tasks", Huawei said in a press release. Being an extra premium smartphone and a special edition device, the Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design carries a price tag of $1,255.

Huawei took a hit in January when AT&T and Verizon both ditched individual deals with Huawei to sell the handset in their stores, allegedly because of pressure from the government.

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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 Mate 10 Pro was launched in November 2017, one of the first phones in Huawei's lineup to sport a almost bezel-less screen.

On the back are dual cameras - 12 and 20 megapixels - with Leica optics that can record 4K-resolution video at 30 fps. Front 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0.

Huawei has announced this Mate 10 Pro smartphone with three different color options, Midnight Blue, Mocha Brown and Titanium Grey.

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