The Huawei Mate 10 Pro, what we crowned the best phone of 2017, has had its price reduced in the US. The device is currently on sale for $699, down $100 from the $799 price tag it carried when it was launched in the region on February 16.
The phone arrives new and unlocked in Midnight Blue and Titanium Gray colors. It’s fully compatible with GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, but not CDMA carriers such as Sprint or Verizon, and it’s being sold at the same price at both Amazon and Best Buy.
The handset features a 6-inch, FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display, octa-core Kirin 970 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage. Additionally, there’s a Leica-branded dual-camera setup on the back (12 MP + 20 MP) and an 8 MP camera at front. The battery, meanwhile, comes in at 4,000 mAh.
The Mate 10 Pro also features an AI component that can assist with things like noise cancellation (audio) and scene recognition (camera), and it runs on Android Oreo out of the box (meaning it will almost certainly get the final version of Android P when it is released later this year).
We don’t know if this is a limited offer or a permanent discount on the Mate Pro—and we also don’t know how well the phone has been selling. Discussions regarding Huawei’s alleged links to the Chinese government, and the potential security threat it poses to the US, may have hindered sales. Perhaps this won’t be the only Mate 10 Pro offer we’ll see in the US in the coming weeks.
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