Remember, Huawei does not advertise in the United States as much as the big guys and brand recognition is quite low.
Huawei has the third largest market share of the global smartphone market globally after Apple and Samsung, but in the U.S.it commands a market share of just 0.2%, ranking it in 14th place.
Without Best Buy, Huawei's physical US retail presence is greatly diminished to essentially the few Microsoft stores that carry its phones (a quick search on the online store turns up no results for Huawei phones, only laptops and tablets) and B&H, which only has one retail store located in New York City.
"Everybody knows that in the USA market that over 90 per cent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels", he said. Although, there was no official confirmation from Best Buy over the development, the retailer, however, did say that it changes its product offerings for a variety of reasons. There is also speculation that several USA retailers will also stop selling Chinese made ZTE smartphones which in Australia are sold as Telstra branded smartphones.
But the fresh warning from USA intelligence bosses about using any products from Chinese telecoms maker ZTE as well, could well deal a fatal blow to Huawei's ambitions in the United States. The retailer, which has more than 1,000 physical shops and more than 300 standalone mobile stores in the U.S., has stopped ordering new phones from the Chinese company and plans to stop selling all Huawei products in the next few weeks.More news: Zimbabwe's World Cup hopes all but over after UAE loss
Currently, there are two Huawei phones that employ 256 GB storage - the Mate 9 Porsche Design and the Mate 10 Porsche Design, so maybe another Porsche edition will be the first to reach the 512 GB mark.
The last minute nature of the news clearly left the company in a lurch, with consumer CEO Richard Yu going off-script to excoriate carriers and USA officials that have repeatedly raised concerns over the company's perceived ties to the Chinese government.
According to CNet, Huawei was widely expected to announce a partnership with AT&T in January at CES to carry the Mate 10 Pro smartphone, but the carrier reportedly backed out because of political pressure.
Chinese smartphone maker and telecoms behemoth Huawei is now in talks to build a blockchain-ready smartphone, sources say. According to the internal administration document, originally published by Axios and confirmed by Reuters, the primary impetus for this consideration is a protecting against security threats from China. While it's true that most smartphone purchases occur through carriers in the States, the chain is still the largest consumer electronics retailer in the USA, marking another major setback for the company's plans.