For years, there's been a big hole missing in the US Android phone market. Samsung is the undisputed champion, and the only company making any money selling expensive Android phones. LG, HTC, Sony, and Google all fight over the table scraps that are left, but there's always been one big name missing. Huawei, the second-biggest smartphone company in the world by sales, has never seriously competed in the US.
Sure, it sold phones unlocked through online retailers, but the only way to sell a real number of phones is via carrier partnerships. The big four wireless carriers have thousands of retail stores nationwide, and their phone-financing agreements make devices more affordable for consumers.
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AT&T just dumped Huawei’s flagship, and that’s a big break for Samsung’s Galaxy S9 originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 at 15:59:54 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.