Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Both Mate 10 and the Pro version will be available in USA markets on February 18, via the Amazon online store or brick and mortar shops like Best Buy.

AT&T reportedly pulled out of the deal under pressure from U.S. lawmakers who wrote to the FCC citing concerns "about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular".

AT&T has reportedly backed out of its initial deal with Huawei, but the Mate 10 Pro will still be sold in the United States through a number of online stores.

The refusal is the latest example of a Chinese company struggling to develop its United States business.

"The US market is a unique challenge for Huawei, and although Huawei Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by US operators, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", says the official statement of Huawei.

"We are compliant with the world's most stringent privacy protection frameworks and requirements and have gained the trust of over 150 million customers in the past year alone", Plummer said in an email.

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"Everybody knows that in the USA market that over 90 percent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels", said the CEO.

On Tuesday, Reuters reported that AT&T was pressured to back away from the Huawei deal by members of the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees who cited concerns about Huawei's alleged role in Chinese espionage efforts.

Huawei, the world's biggest maker of network gear used by phone companies, suffered a setback in the USA market when a congressional report in October 2013 said it was a security risk and warned telecom carriers not to use its equipment.

The Chinese electronics manufacturer is one of the leading companies in the world that is dominating the smartphone-making scene. It was launched in Europe in October with a price tag of 799 euros ($955). However, its smartphones are not as widely available in the United States compared to rivals Samsung and Apple, and this was mainly because it was never sold through US telecommunications carriers.

Huawei was recently dealt a heavy blow with regards to U.S. support, and the situation may be about to get worse for the Chinese manufacturer.

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