There’s really no shortage of mobile payments services, particularly for Android devices. OEMs like Samsung, LG, and Huawei Pay all have their own solutions even though they’re only available in select markets. Take Huawei Pay, for example, it’s exclusive to the company’s devices as the name suggests, and has only been available in China so far. However, a new report suggests that Huawei Pay might expand to other markets with the launch of the upcoming Huawei P20 family.
We have heard a lot of rumors about the P20 handsets so far and seen even more leaks. Huawei is going to unveil three new devices on March 27, the P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro. The flagship model is expected to feature a triple camera system at the back.
A dive into Huawei’s firmware files have revealed that Huawei Pay might be expanded to Western Europe with the P20 later this year. The firmware revealed that the upcoming handsets will come with Huawei Pay installed out of the box and the APK extracted from the firmware worked perfectly on an EU Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
Huawei is yet to confirm, though, that it’s going to launch its mobile payments service in more markets with the P20 lineup but it wouldn’t be surprising if it does. The company’s partnership with UnionPay in January this year hinted at its intentions to take the service global so we might very well see that happening at some point later this year.