Huawei's AT&T deal may have failed due to political pressure

Huawei's AT&T deal may have failed due to political pressure

Rumors about AT&T selling the Huawei Mate 10 began surfacing a few months ago, and Huawei recently confirmed that its flagship would be coming to a USA carrier in 2018.

Rumors that surfaced in December that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was working on a first-of- its-kind deal to sell its handsets directly to USA consumers through AT&T have been dashed by new reports indicating that a pending agreement has fallen through.

It's been widely expected that Huawei would take to the CES 2018 stage this week and announce a deal with AT&T that'd get its phones on the carriers shelves.

Other specifications on the device include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage a standard, there is another model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Now, the smartphone maker has confirmed that that will no longer be the case. That deal has been cancelled according to people claiming knowledge about the deal. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the U.S. market. In that letter the committees raised concerns about Huawei's plans to launch consumer products in the U.S. Huawei and fellow Chinese firm ZTE were both considered potential threats to security of the U.S. and in 2012 the House intelligence committee said that both firms should be barred from any major acquisitions or mergers in the U.S. USA customers who were looking forward to the device can get it, but not in the manner that many prefer and have grown accustomed to.

The company has acknowledged that like any other Chinese firms trying to set foot in the United States, Huawei is a subject of suspicion coming from American businesses and national politicians.

The deal is off between AT&T and China's Huawei. It was heavily rumored that AT&T would be selling Huawei's flagship smartphone in the USA, but it looks like the carrier backed out of the potential deal. That may be good news for consumers, but that not might bode well for Huawei. Breaking into the US market would simply bring it closer to its lofty ambitions.

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