Huawei is the world's No.3 smartphone maker in terms of sales, and has been for quite a while. That achievement becomes even more impressive when you realize that none of the Chinese company's devices are sold through US carriers. Although it does offer some handsets in unlocked form through its own online store and some well known retailers, for the general public Huawei is non-existent in the States because of that market's propensity for buying smartphones from carriers.
The company is apparently looking to remedy that situation, according to a new report. Huawei is said to be in talks with AT&T over the carrier selling one of its phones powered by one of its in-house developed Kirin chipsets. Before anything like this can happen, Huawei needs to get that Kirin chipset accredited by AT&T. Once that process is complete, actual negotiations can start regarding the sale of one or more Huawei smartphones in AT&T stores.
So even if this report is 100% true, we're still pretty far off from seeing Huawei phones being offered by AT&T, but the Chinese company definitely seems to want to crack the US market at long last. And it will need to do that if it ever wants a shot at the No.2 or even No.1 position in the global smartphone sales charts.
Consumer Cellular sells a tablet and a flip phone from huawei
T-Mobile used to carry Huawei devices in the US
Except they're not bringing anything to the table. Unless they plan to dramatically undercut Samsung in pricing they won't make a dent in the US market. The only opening in the market is a durable low/mid cost unit in the 4.5-4.7in range, as there ...