So i guess it no news that Huawei has abandoned the U.S market due to the fact that the US government sees the company Huawei devices as a threat to national security because of Huawei’s business ties with the chinese government.
So if you live in the U.S Huawei has stopped selling its latest smartphones on the US version of its website, and you absolutely won’t find Huawei devices at your carrier store, whether online or at the physical store itself. The only Huawei phone you will find on the US market are older versions like the Mate 10 series that was released in late 2017. Huawei’s current-generation devices include the Mate 20 series that was released toward the end of 2018, as well as the P20 series that was released in early 2018.
technology analyst Avi Greengart told Business Insider that the only way to get an Huawei phone is to import their latest devices and the easiest way to buy it latest devices is on Amazon. Unfortunately, buying Huawei’s latest devices from Amazon means you could forfeit things like a warranty. Amazon’s listing for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro , for example, says the device doesn’t come with a warranty in the US, specifically(that a bummer). Greengart went on to say that you could also buy Huawei device accesories in the US but again the easiest way is from Amazon.
On the carrier side, Huawei smartphones you buy from importers or Amazon will also work with US carriers, but they’ll work better with certain carriers over others. “Generally speaking, Huawei smartphones will work well on AT&T and T-Mobile,” Greengart said. “In some cases, these phones will work on Verizon, but it shouldn’t be the first choice.” Greengart did say that certain rural areas could encounter more issues on Verizon’s network with Huawei devices. There are only a particular set of people who are not allowed to use Huawei smartphone in the U.S, and they include people who work for the US government and contractors. President Trump banned US government workers and contractors from using Huawei devices as part of the Defense Authorization Act that was signed in August 2017.
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