The Chinese giant announced the launch of an analog of Apple's credit card – the Huawei Card. Now, Huawei has not only its online application store AppGallery, an alternative to Google Play where Google apps may appear in the future, but also an analog of the Apple Card.
Many details of the project remain unknown, but in general, it is already clear what the Huawei Card will be like.
The Huawei credit card is linked to the Huawei Pay payment service. At the same time, the Huawei Card will allow you to issue a physical UnionPay payment card and an NFC chip for contactless payments.
Unlike an Apple card, the Huawei alternative, like a regular credit card, offers a standard service charge. At the same time, a service fee will not be charged for the first year. Also, active users who make a certain minimum of transactions (there is no exact info regarding the number of transactions that are considered the minimum) will be able to use the card for free for the second year.
Of course, the Huawei card will offer specific bonuses, including cash back programs for purchases, unlimited access to business lounges, and other tourist bonuses. But there are no details about it yet.
Huawei emphasizes that special attention is paid to security and privacy during the development of the card, which is not surprising given the ongoing conflict with the United States, which imposed severe sanctions against the Chinese company, accusing it of espionage and cooperation with intelligence agencies. Because of these sanctions, all new Huawei and Honor smartphones come without Google services.
Unfortunately, the launch date of the Huawei Card in China is unknown.