Not all smartphone manufacturers are able to strike it big in the US. One of the biggest obstacles is actually getting the devices into the hands of consumers, who mostly still prefer the convenience, if not the safety net, of their carriers. And carriers are not so willing to take just any brand or model under their care, unless they're sure it's a big one. Huawei, however, has a plan. It's launching its latest "mini flagship", the P8 lite, in the US market, but it's offering the benefits of a carrier purchase, without the carrier.