It looks that more and more Android phones could become available to purchase at the US Microsoft Store this year. This week, Huawei announced at CES 2018 that its Mate 10 Pro Android flagship will be available in the US on February 18 (via Windows Central). The unlocked $799 handset will be available at several retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, and the US Microsoft Store.
Microsoft is already selling several Android phones in the US including the Razer Phone and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro should be a nice addition for Windows Phone users interested in moving to Android: The Mate 10 Pro comes with a 6.0-inch QHD+OLED borderless display, Huawei’s Kirin 970 AI-enhanced SoC, a 4000 mAh battery with AI-powered Battery Management and many other premium features for demanding consumers.
The Microsoft Store and other US retailers will also offer the more expensive Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 next month. “As the most exclusive of all devices across the Mate 10 Series, it combines Porsche Design’s aesthetic craft with Huawei’s mobile engineering expertise,” Huawei explained. The premium offering will be available for $1,225, which is more expensive than Apple’s iPhone X.
“We’ve experienced unprecedented growth worldwide and are now bringing our award-winning products to the U.S.,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Our newest consumer solution, the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro, is the smartphone that U.S. consumers need and deserve,” he continued. It’s true that the Chinese manufacturer has pretty big ambitions, and its latest smartphones can absolutely compete with the best that Apple and Samsung already offer.Further reading: Android, Huawei, Microsoft Store US