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Huawei outwits Google and Apple in South Africa once again

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Huawei is ahead of the curve once again in South Africa. The tech giant has announced that its contactless payment service will launch in the country on December 3, 2020.

The service will providing secure, convenient mobile payment services for Huawei/Honor device users. 

Serving another blow to the plastic cards of yesteryear, Huawei Pay will allow device holders to pay with their phones by scanning bar codes with Zapper.

Like Google and Apple Pay,  Huawei Pay uses a linked bank card to allow device holders to make use of the service. 

How it works 

To use Huawei Pay, download Wallet from AppGallery and install it, then add one or more bank cards. Huawei Pay in South Africa will be launched in partnership with Zapper.

Safety and security 

While you do need to load your bank card to make use of Huawei Pay, the service doesn't store your information on your device or on Huawei Pay's servers. Your information is not shared with merchants and transaction details are not stored either.