Huawei to offer full refund for new phone purchases if Google, Facebook apps stop working

“As of now, this offer is only available in The Philippines and on smartphones purchased between June 15th and August 31st”

Ever since the US added Huawei to its trade blacklist, the company hasn’t been doing too well. Despite plans to launch its own OS and the introduction of new phones, the trade war has caused the Chinese company a lot in terms of sales and profits. The company recently announced that it’s expecting its smartphone sales to drop by at least 40 percent. It also stated that the company could face a decline of $30 billion in revenue.

During times like this, customers would definitely not want to purchase a smartphone from Huawei. Therefore, to retain customers, the Chinese brand has come up with a new offer that is currently live in The Philippines. As per the new offer, customers who purchase a Huawei phone or tablet will get a full refund of the cost if apps from Google and Facebook don’t work on their devices. Of course, the offer comes with certain caveats.

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For example, only purchases made after June 15th and by August 31st are eligible. Also, not all phones are part of this offer. The validity of the offer is for two years. If apps from Google and Facebook, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Play Store, Gmail, YouTube etc, stop working within two years of purchase, then you can claim a full refund. Basically, the company wants to boost the confidence of the customer. Huawei has confirmed that it has partnered with more than 30 retailers and dealers in the country. 

It is definitely possible that this special warranty would be coming to other markets as well. Huawei’s smartphone sales are declining and this seems like a good deal to stay on team Huawei. Below is the list of the all the phones and tablets that are eligible for this special warranty ‘2 Years of Google Apps’ program. 

  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei Nova 2 Lite
  • Huawei Y Max
  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y9 2019
  • Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
  • Huawei Y6 Pro 2019
  • Huawei Y6 2018
  • Huawei Y5 2019
  • Huawei Y5 Lite 2018
  • Huawei M5 Lite 10
  • Huawei M5 Lite 8
  • Huawei M3 Lite 8
  • Huawei T5 10
  • Huawei T3 7
Once again, the phone needs to purchase between June 15th and August 31st, although some dealers have different dates. Before making a purchase, ask the dealer if the phone comes with this warranty program.
Having dedicated over six years on writing about consumer electronics and enlightening the readers on every new gadget on the block, Sid has traced the evolution of smartphones. He also loves cars, listening to music, driving, and a little bit of PUBG. When not writing, he can be found relaxing and watching movies or travelling.
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