China’s top domestic smartphone vendor Huawei is seeking to roll out their own mobile payment service, Huawei Pay, in partnership with Bank of China. The announcement comes just as Apple Pay and Samsung pay have begun fledgling services in the country.

The new payment service will support Huawei’s hardware products ranging from smartphones to wearables, according to the company. The partnership plans to integrate the online and offline resources of the state-run bank to launch the service, which still has no solid launch date.

Bank of China is the only partner currently working with Huawei Pay, meaning the service still has a lot of partnerships to seal if they want to catch up toApple Pay, which launched in China with 19 bank partners, including Bank of China.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.