No Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro for the US market

Huawei Mate 20 Pro colors, flagship not available in the US
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Google and Apple can celebrate because the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and its non-Pro sibling will not give them a hard time in the US. Unfortunately for Huawei's US fans, the Chinese company has just confirmed that these two devices will not be available locally. However, European and Asian variants might be imported.
Codrut Nistor,

Huawei fans still located in the US are now facing the dawn of a dark age. Leaving the past aside, there is one major problem for Huawei in the US: the fears that the brand's devices are spying on their users on China's behalf has led to an unofficial nationwide ban. This means that those who really want a Huawei Mate 20 or a Mate 20 Pro can import it from Europe or Asia, but this comes with a lot of cons.

A Huawei spokesman who talked to Business Insider earlier today made it all quite clear: "We are not planning to sell the Mate 20 Series in the US. While international variants of the Mate 20 Series may be available on some US online retail sites, we encourage individuals to carefully read the details about the warranty and network compatibility before purchasing."

On the bright side, at least Huawei is planning to bring the Watch GT smartwatch to the US. Unfortunately, the price and date of arrival are both yet to be revealed.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is supposed to take on the iPhone XS Max, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Without any official presence in the US, the Mate 20 Pro makes it much easier for them. However, the Chinese brand has recently topped Apple and became the world's second smartphone maker, after Samsung. The future definitely looks interesting.

At last, it should be noted that this whole story is a shame. The US consumers should have the right to choose. What would you like: to be monitored by a few dozen local intelligence agencies, or by some remote Chinese spies? Let us know in the comments below.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-22 (Update: 2018-10-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.