Huawei Mate 10 Pro will reportedly be landing at AT&T soon

Joanna Estrada
November 9, 2017

And so it is no small news that the Chinese OEM is now reported to be on the verge of launching its Huawei Mate 10 Pro flagship in the United States, this time via AT&T.

The firmware named BLA-A09-att-us was discovered by XDA Developers within the Huawei Mate 10 Pro's software.

They have the same Kirin 970 processor, which Huawei boasts to have its very one Neural Processing Unit, and 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, though the Mate 10 Pro has a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage configuration as well. This suggests that BLA-A09 is the name of the Mate 10 Pro's firmware for the global version of the handset. The Huawei Mate 10, in contrast, has a regular 5.9-inch QHD 2560×1440 screen, which translates to more pixels. A dump from system/app also shows some pre-installed AT&T apps.

The firmware files also reveal that AT&T bloatware will be present on top of Android 8.0 Oreo and Huawei's EMUI 8.0, but that's to be expected from any carrier-branded Android device.

What's unusual here is that the AT&T version of the Mate 10 Pro will also have the Mozilla Firefox Browser preinstalled alongside Google Chrome. An earlier report dating back from August claimed that Huawei and AT&T were planning to launch a flagship phone sometime in early 2018, so that's when we can expect to see the phone arrive in the US. Huawei did reveal at CES 2017 that the Mate 9 would be arriving in the US exclusively from Amazon. Despite being the second largest smartphone maker in the world, the Chinese manufacturer doesn't have a strong presence in the United States market. With AT&T, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro could definitely attract a lot of users who are already AT&T customers.

Huawei and AT&T have yet to confirm anything about the Mate 10 Pro's official launch in the United States.

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