Huawei is trying to come to terms with the repercussions of the trade war that is going on between the US and China. As you all are aware, the US has placed Huawei on its trade blacklist, thereby preventing the US-based firms from carrying out business with Huawei. In its struggle to adapt to the consequences, Huawei made a pro-consumer move in the Philippines.
The move comes during the same week that the company has announced that it will be losing about $30 billion in revenue thanks to the trade ban, the company has stated that it will be giving a full refund to any user whose phone is no longer able to use Facebook or Google apps in the Philippines. The trade ban hasn’t had any impact on the sales of Huawei smartphones in China. In fact, the company has sold more than one million Honor 20 units in two weeks only.
The company was also able to sell 30,000 units of its Honor 20 Pro in only twenty seconds after it was launched today. Huawei has decided to take a pro-consumer approach in the Philippines though where it is offering a complete refund for buyers that are dealing with the aftermath of the trade ban. You can avail the full refund in the Philippines via more than 30 partner retailers and dealers that are included in the program.
The refund can be availed if your device was bought during the last two years and if you are unable to run Google apps or Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The refund program takes into account the fact that most of the users make use of these apps on their devices. We will have to wait and see if Huawei will be extending this refund program to other parts of the globe where the trade ban might be affecting it as well.