Huawei Pay is dead simple to use, but has until today only been exclusive to select markets only besides our very own. We know all the great things Huawei Pay is capable of — like splitting rent or buying peanuts when you’re flying — and it seems South Africans couldn’t wait long enough to find out for themselves just how cool Huawei Pay is.
But in South Africa, Huawei Pay is launching completely different. It won’t be working on its own standalone structure, instead it will integrate with the Zapper platform.
According to Huawei, with Huawei Pay, users add their bank cards to the app and then pay in stores simply by scanning the Zapper QR Payment Code on the bill when they check out. All local debit and credit cards from all local banks are supported.
When it comes to security, every transaction has to be authenticated by your passcode or fingerprint and Huawei Pay receives the same fraud protection as you get on your bank cards. In addition, Huawei Pay doesn’t use your bank card number to handle transactions, it isn’t stored on your device or on Huawei Pay servers, and is not shared with merchants. Your information is also kept private, as Huawei does not keep the transaction details.
To access Huawei Pay, users have to download the Huawei Wallet.