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Huawei To Launch Phone With 512 GB Storage

Huawei To Launch Phone With 512 GB Storage

Clearly, American security officials are more concerned about Huawei than their Canadian counterparts, who don't seem to be anxious about the company, founded by a former member of the People's Liberation Army in China.

In what's sure to be one of the biggest blows to the company's efforts to get into the lucrative USA smartphone market, Huawei has lost the support of Best Buy.

Other countries around the world do not have these concerns with Huawei. B&H is the only one in that list that operates a physical store, though its physical retail presence pales in comparison to Best Buy's 1,000-plus brick-and-mortar stores. However, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) will continue to carry devices from the smartphone maker.

To this end Best Buy will cut ties with China's Huawei Technologies Reuters reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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The U.S. agencies believe that the Chinese company might use its devices to spy. "Huawei values the relationship it has with Best Buy and all our other retail partners", the company writes in the statement.

A Best Buy spokesperson told Mashable that it "doesn't comment on specific contracts with vendors, and we make decisions to change what we sell for a variety of reasons".

A source has revealed that Best Buy has stopped ordering new Huawei smartphones and will continue selling the models in has in stock until supplies run out. We're only a few days away from the scheduled release date, so it's time for a rumor roundup and see what we really can expect from Huawei in 2018. Its upcoming Mate 10 Pro flagship was last dropped by AT&T and overlooked by Verizon, missing its launch last month. Presumably, all these devices will go away if Best Buy follows through. Best Buy confirmed the decision with USA Today. It's not just carriers that are giving the cold shoulder to the company; retailers are now as well. Since then, the company has faced trouble finding a foothold for its phones at carriers, which control the vast majority of United States phone sales. It's another step in a series of slightly hostile actions against Chinese manufacturers, partially due to security concerns.