Huawei Pay coming to the U.S.?


Huawei has said that it aims to be the top smartphone manufacturer in the world by 2021. To leap frog over Apple and Samsung, Huawei is going to need to pull out all stops. And that apparently means allowing its U.S. and European customers to access Huawei Pay. Now available only in China, Huawei filed a couple of weeks ago to use the Huawei Pay name in Europe. And now, the manufacturer has applied to the USPTO for stateside trademark protection over the use of the same name and logo.

Like rivals Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, a specific credit card is chosen for a transaction. The feature uses NFC to connect to a "point of sale" checkout system where the transaction is completed. In addition to making purchases using Huawei Pay, money can be transferred to another Huawei Pay user by putting two phones together.

We can get a rough idea when the mobile payment service will come to the U.S. by looking at the date when Huawei made the filing with the USPTO. That happens to be September 13th. After that date, the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office has up to three months to investigate. That means that we could see Huawei Pay launch in the U.S. sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. Also unknown at the moment is whether Huawei has signed up with any U.S. banks to support the service. Obviously, obtaining this support from U.S. financial institutions is critical to getting Huawei Pay operational in the country.

source: USPTO via MobielKopen.net (translated), LetsGoDigital

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11 Comments

1. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Hopefully, congress do their due diligence into Huawei, like they seem to like to do only to Apple. Apple seems to be the only one congress targets for those things. I did not see congress demands the same crap from Samsung finger print (they did such a lousy job innitially, until Apple showed them how to properly do it). I did not see congress, calling on Samsung to details their iris scanner, but somehow they are asking those thing now from Apple for faceid. Apple is such a magnet because of the attention you get by associating yourself with their name.

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Huawei Pay? I call it WeeWahlet

3. Xilam unregistered

Unless they incorporate MST like Samsung - might as well use Android Pay.

7. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

No doubt, Samsung pay is far superior than anything on the market thus far. My Nexus 6p/5/6 all have Android Pay and I can't use it everywhere I go like when I use Samsung Pay. I now use Samsung gear s3 to make it even a more simpler transaction.

4. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

OMG, last thing we need is another payment system lol....I think Android Pay should be good enough for most phones, and Samsung Pay has the Samsungs covered.

10. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

right? Samsung Pay has everything that Android Pay lacks. Huawei Pay works exactly like Android Pay, why have it

11. user890

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 07, 2017

Ofcourse not the problem with android oems is android it self so companys like samsung, huawei etc. need things to hold costumers from switching to another android oem.

5. Avieshek unregistered

Two questions: Who-Why?

6. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Well you know, the usual. Everyone have Apple and Google envy. None of those android vendors can or know what it is like to be a platform or run a platform. Running a platform comes and requires lots of responsibility and nothing those guys have done give me any hope or confidence they can do so. Those are the same folks who barely support their devices past a year with updates, plus they can even create their own OS to save their life and they want to have their own platform? Give me a break.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apple had to show them how to do secure payments. Google wallet was lost!

9. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

How in the world are people complaining? People are exclaiming why, while I'm over here thinking I might not receive cross-eyed stares when questioned on what kind of phone I have, Lol. Go Huawei, keep your phone's feature packed, and I hope you're aiming for MST. Catch up and welcome!

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