OnePlus has released OnePlus Pay – the payments service it announced alongside the OnePlus 7T series at its initial launch event on September 26 – in a huge challenge to the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung. The only caveat is it’s only available in China, for now at least.
When it announced OnePlus Pay last year, the firm remained pretty tight-lipped on the services’ finer details, like how it’ll differentiate itself from the competition, if at all, and what its interface would look like.
But now new reports from GizChina and ITHome have shown the service running on OnePlus’ HydrogenOS Android skin. What’s HydrogenOS you’re wondering? Well, it’s essentially the same as the OxygenOS you’re used to but comes without any Google apps or services pre-installed. As you’d imagine, this operating system is only available on Chinese handsets from OnePlus where Baidu and other domestic companies dominate the market instead of Google.
OnePlus Pay is apparently located in the Wallet app of both the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro – the only two handsets from the Shenzhen firm to support the functionality thus far.
ITHome says the payment service can be used with debit cards from Guangfa Bank,