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Huawei launches Huawei Pay in Singapore

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On April 3, Huawei announced the availability of Huawei Pay in Singapore, just one day ahead of the sale of Huawei P40 Series.

The Huawei Pay launch is in collaboration exclusively with UnionPay by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), where Huawei Pay is a mobile payment tool that provides contactless, cashless payment service for Huawei and Honor device users.

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Singapore (ICBC Singapore) is the first bank to support this service in Singapore. Between 1 April and 30 September 2020, users in Singapore can enjoy benefits such as Huawei Points rewards and shopping cashback by registering their ICBC UnionPay credit cards and making payments via Huawei Pay.

Huawei Pay was first introduced in the Chinese market in August 2016. It is one of the key services under the Huawei Wallet app. With Huawei Pay, users can use their smart devices into e-wallet to make secure, easy and convenient in-store payments.

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Users can enable Huawei Pay by adding their bank cards to the Huawei Wallet app. The Huawei Wallet app comes preloaded in the newly launched Huawei P40 series, while for the older Huawei and Honor smartphone models, the app can be downloaded from Huawei AppGallery.

Huawei Pay supports Near Field Communication (NFC) payment in retail stores. Users can complete their transactions by simply tapping their HUAWEI or HONOR devices near to the Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal instead of their credit cards.

To ensure payment security, Huawei Pay uses biometric authentication methods such as facial and fingerprint recognition to authenticate customers for retail purchases.

Rewards for new users:

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ICBC UnionPay Singapore Cardholders to enjoy rewards with Huawei Pay
ICBC is the first bank in Singapore to collaborate with Huawei Pay.

In celebration of the launch, Singapore users who register ICBC UnionPay credit cards to Huawei Pay will receive a welcome gift of 10 Huawei Points (worth S$10). The Huawei Points can be used to offset in-app transactions for Huawei AppGallery, Themes, Video, Mobile Cloud and more.

Moreover, from April 1 to September 30, ICBC UnionPay credit card users get to earn cashback up to S$20 by completing different tiers of payment transactions via Huawei Pay during the campaign period. No minimum spend is required for each qualifying Huawei Pay transaction.

Huawei P40 series Sale from April 4:

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The Huawei P40 Series will officially be on sale in Singapore starting April 4, 2020, ahead of the rest in Asia including China.  All of Huawei P40 Series variants offer 5G connectivity.

The Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro will retail at S$1048 and S$1448 respectively. Every purchase of the phones comes with:

  • Prestige Care services
  • Premium bundle worth up to S$156
  • Free 50 GB Huawei Mobile Cloud storage for 12 months, valid from now till 31 December 2020

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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New foldable smartphones from Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo coming

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In February, Huawei introduced the foldable smartphone – Huawei Mate X2 with a new design and hinge system. However, it was the third foldable screen of the company after Huawei Mate X and Xs.

Besides Huawei, the Chinese phone maker Xiaomi and South Korea-based Samsung also continues this trend and launched new foldable smartphones. Now, other manufacturers including OPPO and Vivo also planning to join this belt and will introduce new foldable screens.

According to our fruitful Weibo tipster- DigitalChatStation, the smartphone makers will launch new foldable smartphones. He further suggests, Xiaomi’s Mix Fold will come with an under-screen proactive internal folding design.

As for Huawei, the company’s new flip-style Mate V is also in line and will be introduced before the end of this year. This yet-to-be-launched phone previously comes in the headline for its designing and companion accessory trademark confirmation.

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Huawei Mate V: Flip Style Phone

According to the reports, Huawei Mate V will equip with a 5nm Kirin 9000 processor with a 4G network accessibility. This phone adopted a clamshell design with side-mounted functional keys including a power button and volume rockers. The design shows a vertical camera arrangement and USB  ports and speaker grills placed below in the phone.

In addition, it has been spotted various patent approval authorities including CNIPA and EUIPO. Furthermore, the company recently applied for a stylus trademark named V-pencil, which is likely to be accompanying the Mate V phone. However, the company hasn’t announced anything yet, but we are expected to get an official announcement before the end of 2021.

Huawei Mate V Flip smartphone

Apart from this, the report shows that OPPO’s new foldable model will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Furthermore, it’ll feature a 7.8 to 8-inch OLED folding inner screen with  2K resolution and a 120Hz high refresh rate.

Meanwhile, Vivo’s large-screen internal fold will come with the greater version- Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 (sm8450). Moreover, users will be getting a variety of folding smartphones to experience the large-screen view.

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Huawei Nova 8i Pre-order starts in Russia, offering Watch Fit as gift

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Huawei Nova 8i Russia order

Huawei starts taking pre-sale orders for the edgeless Huawei Nova 8i smartphone in Russia. It features a Snapdragon processor, 64MP AI quad-camera system, and 66W super-fast charging support, and many other features arranged with the NCVM craftsmanship and a 4D curvature design’

In Russia, users can order the 6GB + 128GB memory variant of Huawei Nova 8i at just ₽26,999 with almost ₽8,490 savings. Furthermore, the company also offering a smartwatch as an appreciation gift with many additional benefits such as installment support, Huawei Care Service package discount, and more.

The pre-order for this smartphone has been started from the 12th of October and will last up to 21st October. Meanwhile, the first batch delivery is expected to be shipped from 19th October. Users can visit the company’s official website or associated e-commerce platform to buy the model.

Below you can check the pricing, offer, and order details of the Huawei Nova 8i in Russia-

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Offers and Availability:

  • Retail Price: ₽35,489
  • Savings: ₽8,490
  • Offred Price: ₽26,999
  • Available colors: Moonlight Silver, Starry Black
  • Freebies: Huawei Watch Fit/ Watch Fit New worths ₽8,490
  • Expected Delivery: Starts from 19th October
  • Installment Support: Yes, from Sberbank
  • Huawei Care Service Package: With 50% discount

Now, it’s time to look at why a user should buy this smartphone

Why you should buy:

  • Display: 6.67 inches Edgeless Display
  • Camera: 64MP AI Quad Camera
  • Processor: Snapdragon 662 Octa-core CPU
  • Storage: Larger Storage of 8GB+128GB
  • Charging: Huawei SuperCharge of 66W
  • Features: Huawei App Market, MeeTime HD Calls Support

This smartphone sports a 6.67 inches edgeless LCD screen and produces an FHD resolution of 2376 x 1080 pixels with a high color gamut technology. In addition, it offers a bunch of software capabilities including EMUI 11, MeeTime, Huawei Share, Note Lock, and Smart Game Assistant.

It equips Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC synchronized with Adreno 610 and 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM capacity to deliver high-speed performance. Furthermore, its rear camera arrangement includes a 64MP main camera of f/1.9, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera of  f/2.4, 2MP macro of f/2.4, and 2MP depth camera of f/2.4 aperture alongside a 16MP selfie camera.

It pre-packs a 4300 mAh battery that takes only  17 minutes to charge 60% of the battery for your all-day entertainment. Moreover, it can be fully charged in 38 minutes and can provide an all-day backup with AI power-saving algorithms.

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Honor phone with Google Mobile Services and Play Store launching soon

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Honor 50 Google Mobile Services

Huawei’s former subsidiary – Honor has announced to resume Google Mobile Services (GMS) in smartphones soon with the launch of Honor 50 in the global market. Currently, Honor has not announced any specific launch date for this phone but the Chinese phone maker is likely to introduce the GMS-powered Honor 50 later this month.

“HONOR has succeeded in confirming cooperation with a number of supplier partners in the early stage. #HONOR50 series will be equipped with Google Mobile Services, which will provide a more comprehensive application environment and extraordinary mobile experience to our customers.”

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Huawei and Honor Ban:

Following the event of May 2019, Huawei has been banned from using technologies made by U.S. companies including Google. In the aftermath, Huawei cannot certify new phones that are powered with Google apps as well as Play Store on fresh models.

As a matter of subsidiary, Honor also fall under the same circumstances and had to give up on GMS too. Last November, Huawei, and Honor went separate ways and sold to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co. Ltd., a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers in China.

Since then, Honor has become an independent smartphone brand and can now its own flagship smartphones and also compete against top smartphone makers including Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi.

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Honor 50:

Honor 50 features a 6.57-inch OLED panel with FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixel) resolution, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 wide color gamut. It has a quad rear camera system including 108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP macro camera. On the front side, Honor 50 provides high-quality selfies with a 32Mp selfie camera.

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The Honor 50 packs a 4300mAb battery with 66W superfast sharing, the overall time of a full recharge is measured about 45 minutes via USB Type-C port. For your information, Honor 50 tags with Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Octa-core processor (4 × Cortex-A78 2.4GHz + 4 × Cortex-A55 1.8GHz) and Adreno 642L GPU. From the software side, this phone runs Android 11 based Magic UI 4.2

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