Huawei might be facing some turbulent times with the recent US ban, but it looks like the Chinese tech giant has their fair share of supporters as well.
In a show of solidarity, Courts and Challenger have both announced that they would be implementing an “Assurance Warranty” initiative for Huawei devices.
So what does this warranty cover, exactly? Basically, all Huawei devices purchased from either store from the 22nd of June to the 31st of August can be returned for a full refund in the event that Google mobile services fail to work in the next two years.
According to the announcements on their respective Facebook pages, “Google mobile services” include the following apps:
– Google Maps
– Google Chrome
– Google Play
– Google Gallery
To quell the fears that Huawei phones will lose access to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp (it’s true that they won’t be preinstalled, but you can still download them no problem), those apps are covered under the warranty for good measure as well.
More Peace of Mind Than Ever
While this initiative is no doubt a welcome one, we honestly don’t think that anyone will actually get to use it.
Don’t get us wrong — it’s not because we don’t think that it’ll work, but because — as we’ve previously mentioned — current devices are not affected by the ban.
This means that every Huawei product that’s currently out on the market will always have access to the aforementioned apps. It’s a common misconception that we’ve spoken about in length before, and even Google themselves released a statement reiterating this:
So unless Google goes back on their word, no one will have to return their phones, which is a good thing in our books. The P30 Pro and its Leica quad camera make for one of the best smartphones on the market right now, after all.
It’s also worth noting that this Assurance Warranty isn’t an initiative by Huawei themselves, which is a testament to how much trust retailers are putting in Huawei’s products. Courts and Challenger are two of the biggest electronics retailers in Singapore, so that’s a big endorsement coming from them.
And it looks like Singapore isn’t the only one giving customers a peace of mind either, either — Huawei UK recently released a statement, assuring customers that their “most popular current devices” (including the P30 series, of course) will have access to the upcoming Android Q.
In any case, it’s always good to have an extra safety net to protect your purchase, so if you’ve been on the fence on getting a Huawei phone, there’s never been a safer time to pull the trigger.
Header Image Credit: Challenger Singapore