Verizon also under pressure to cancel upcoming Huawei phone launch
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 10, 2018,
Jan 10, 2018, 0:30
USA communications giant AT&T has pulled out of a deal to sell Huawei smartphones, less than 24 hours before it was scheduled to announce the accord, a WSJ report has claimed. This follows closely on news that AT&T would cancel its own launch of the Mate 10 Pro for similar reasons.
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.
The deal reportedly died after members of both the US Senate and House intelligence committees wrote to the FCC. "US customers need a better choice, and as a leader in technology and innovation, Huawei is prepared to fill this need".
According to the Wall Street Journal, AT&T, which is the second-largest provider of mobile phone services in the United States in terms of subscribers, changed its mind about a deal to sell Huawei phones. The latter's mobile devices will not sell through a US telco anytime soon, but Android fans need not fret.
The letter said Congress has "long been concerned about Chinese espionage in general, and Huawei's role in that espionage in particular", according to the Times' report.
Today's report claims the deal was scheduled to be announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. 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. It is possible that we get to know more about this in the coming weeks, but if you wanted to pick up a smartphone from the company's lineup, you will only be able to find them through online retailers or on its official USA -based store. This is because the US has the biggest market in terms of revenue generated.