Huawei P20 isn’t officially coming to the US

Earlier today, Huawei took the wraps off the P20 and P20 Pro, its latest flagship duo. Neither of those devices will be officially sold by the company in the US, though.

This is anything but surprising, given Huawei’s much publicized issues with offering the Mate 10 Pro through carriers in the country. In the end that didn’t happen, because of pressure from US lawmakers (allegedly). You can still buy the Mate 10 Pro unlocked in the States, but that won’t be the case for the P20 family.

While Huawei has made even the Mate 9 available in the US in unlocked form, it’s never gone the same route for any handset in the P line, so this latest development is basically part of the company’s overall sales strategy. There’s a lot of paranoia in the US regarding its ties with the Chinese government, so don’t expect things to change for the better anytime soon.