The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is undoubtedly one of the most attractive Android flagship smartphones to come from China, and it looks like it’s finally heading to the United States. The Mate 10 Pro’s firmware files have revealed that it may be sold through AT&T in the U.S.

The firmware named BLA-A09-att-us was discovered by XDA Developers within the Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s software. The Mate 10 Pro’s usual firmware name starts with BLA-L09. This suggests that BLA-A09 is the name of the Mate 10 Pro’s firmware for the international version of the handset. More importantly, the firmware name directly references both AT&T and the U.S.

Back in August, The Information reported that AT&T would be carrying Huawei’s flagship in early 2018. At the time, it was unclear if the flagship it was referring to was the Mate 10 or the Huawei P11. With this recent discovery, however, it does look like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be the flagship that AT&T will carry in 2018.

The firmware also indicates that the this version of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will come preloaded with AT&T’s usual suite of apps. Additionally, the software also shows that the Mate 10 Pro will run Android 8.0 Oreo straight out of the box with Huawei EMUI 8.0 skin running on top.

What’s unusual here is that the AT&T version of the Mate 10 Pro will also have the Mozilla Firefox Browser preinstalled alongside Google Chrome. It’s likely that Huawei may have made a deal of some sort with Mozilla in order to bring its new Android flagship smartphone stateside.

Unfortunately, the firmware doesn’t provide any information on when the AT&T version of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will arrive in the U.S, nor is there any info on its pricing. However, the firmware does confirm that the Mate 10 Pro will indeed be available in the country at some point in the near future.

The best guess right now is that the AT&T version of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro could be officially announced during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. Huawei did reveal at CES 2017 that the Mate 9 would be arriving in the U.S. exclusively from Amazon.

Huawei is currently the second largest phone manufacturer worldwide only behind Samsung and surpassing Apple. If it wants to completely dominate the smartphone market, it would have to penetrate the U.S. In order for that to happen, the Chinese phone maker will need to partner with a mobile carrier, which now appears to be AT&T. With AT&T, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro could definitely attract a lot of users who are already AT&T customers.

On its own, the Mate 10 Pro is already a formidable flagship Android smartphone packing a 6-inch OLED display with thin bezels and powered by the Kirin 970 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Mate 10 Pro also sports dual 12MP+20MP cameras on the back and is even IP67 water and dust resistant.

Huawei The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be available in the US exclusively through AT&T. Photo: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke