Huawei to take aim at US market, with help from carriers

Tuesday 19 December 2017 | 08:54 CET | News
Huawei plans to bring its smartphones to the US next year, by cutting deals with carriers. Richard Yu, the president of Huawei’s consumer operations, told Associated Press that sales would start with the flagship Mate 10 but declined to provide any other details. He said more information will be announced at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but that the company will focus on bringing a better product, better innovation and better user experiences to its customers. 

Huawei sells some models in US electronics stores and online but has a minimal share of an American market, in which most sales are through carriers. Globally, the company trails Samsung and Apple by handset shipments but leads in China, the biggest market, and says it expects to ship a total of 150 million units this year. 

Yu expressed confidence the smartphone business won't be affected by American government concerns Huawei might be a security threat, which derailed US demand for its network gear. 

The executive also said the company would start selling through carriers also in Japan, where its phones are already present in stores.

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