Earlier this year, Huawei announced a phone that was sure to get plenty of attention, and not just because it's another high-end flagship handset from a company that has a noteworthy namesake across the globe. The P20 Pro is the first smartphone to have three cameras installed in the back, and it also has one of the best looking color schemes out there.
But while the P20 Pro garnered plenty of headlines about the specs and features, it also couldn't really get away from the past headlines from the beginning of the year. The company's been unable to get a foothold in the United States and its efforts in that regard were severely undermined at the start of 2018. The company planned on having the Mate 10 Pro be the first step into the market, that won't be happening.
Still, it would have been even more impressive if Huawei could have kicked things off for a push into the U.S. wireless market with the P20 Pro.
That was one of the bullet points of the flagship phone's announcement, that it wouldn't be available in the United States. Of course, if you really want a smartphone you can typically find a way to get it. All you need to do is make sure that it supports the network you want to use it on. As such, a quick check confirms the P20 Pro does indeed support AT&T and T-Mobile here in the United States, so you could import the handset and use it as you see fit.
Which you certainly can from the likes of Amazon and eBay. The phone isn't cheap, and on Amazon it can go up to almost $1,500. But the options on eBay are significantly less expensive, usually under $900. In each case the handset looks like it will arrive sometime before the end of May. (Some orders on Amazon, though, won't arrive until June, apparently.)
With all of the features and what not that the P20 Pro offers, I can't help but wonder if this is a handset that folks in the United States are going to import. The handset won't be that hard to find in international markets, but, even so, the question should be leveled at potential customers outside of the U.S., too.
Is the P20 Pro, with its three cameras, unique color options, and high-end specifications a handset that you're going to make your new daily driver? What about the handset convinced you to pick one up? Or, on the other side of the coin, why are you opting out of considering the handset? Let me know!