Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle

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Huawei is now the No. 3 smartphone maker globally (behind the more familiar names Apple and Samsung), but its longstanding inability to get carrier distribution means that even the greatest flagship will probably fail to make much of a dent in the U.S.

According to The New York Times, AT&T faced political pressure to go through with the deal with Huawei, with the concern of Congress being in "Chinese espionage".

Regarding the Wall Street Journal report which claims the deal was scuttled due to security concerns, Huawei spokesman Chase Skinner said - " privacy and security are always our first priority.

This is not the first time United States politicians have stooped to mudslinging to prevent the entry of Chinese high-tech companies into the U.S. market on the pretext they pose national security threats.

Actually helping Huawei become a major player here in the States, however, may take more than a Lasso of Truth.

"This makes it very hard for Huawei to get significant in the U.S.as the open channels account for only about 10-11 percent of the market", said Canalys analyst Mo Jia, referring to sales channels outside telecom carriers and vendors' own stores.

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The world's biggest handset makers - Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, etc. - offer the latest designs and technologies that enrich the experience of consumers with regard to mobile devices.

Huawei's legal victory comes days after it was dealt a setback in its efforts to expand sales in the U.S. when, according to media reports, a planned deal to sell handsets phones through AT&T fell through.

Honor 7X aside, the company will not be relenting in its efforts to sell its smartphones in the USA, as the Mate 10 Pro will still make the trip over.

Huawei planned to announce Tuesday at a Las Vegas trade show it had struck an agreement to sell its smartphones through AT&T Inc. According to reports, a deal with AT&T to sell the Mate 10 Pro has fallen through, according to the WSJ.

"The U.S. market presents unique challenges for Huawei, and while the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will not be sold by U.S. carriers, we remain committed to this market now and in the future", it said.

He also said that he felt that security concerns raised back in 2012 - the House Intelligence Committee called the company a national security threat - were likely the cause for the deal's demise, but that the fears were unfounded. Other countries around the world do not have that issue with Huawei.

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