Yesterday, Apple officially unveiled the Pay Apple in China, which is one of the most important markets for the products of Cupertino. However, it seems, Apple may not be the only smartphone manufacturer in China that supports mobile payment services.
IHS analyst Kevin Wang, said last night that the Chinese technology giants such as Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE also plan to release its own payment service provider in the country.
So that Chinese users will soon receive a number of options to pay in the store. Given the experience of the companies in the local market, they could very well provide the characteristics that are more convenient for its users.
Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO, confirmed that the smartphone will come with NFC. Back in 2014, the company’s representatives claimed that the NFC is not a popular feature for users, so it makes no sense to include it in Xiaomi Mi4.
However, the popularization of mobile payments looks like a good reason for the company to include NFC technology in its new flagship smartphone. We hope that soon we will get more information.