OnePlus Pay may soon launch in India as a tipster shared a screenshot of its trademark filing in the country via Twitter. The mobile payments service was first announced in 2019 and was subsequently launched a year later in China. There has been no official information from OnePlus regarding the launch of the service in India as of yet. However, if the trademark filing is indeed true, it can be expected to launch in India later this year. OnePlus Pay will join the vast list of mobile payments services like Google Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, and more in the country.
The trademark filing for OnePlus Pay was tweeted by tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings). The tweet shows the trademark filed by OnePlus and accepted by the Registrar of Trademarks. The mobile payments service may come with a mobile wallet along with NFC-based payments to rival the likes of Apple, Google, and Samsung payment services. The trademark by OnePlus was filed on March 30 and there has been no further information regarding this.
OnePlus Pay was launched in March 2020 and is only limited to China at the moment. The company initially tested the payments service for more than half a year before launching on HydrogenOS, the China-specific version of OxygenOS. To use the service, OnePlus users will have to set the app as their default NFC-based payments app and after entering their bank details, the service will be activated and ready to go.
Earlier this year, OnePlus launched its OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R in India along with OnePlus Watch. The smartphone company partnered with Swedish camera brand Hasselblad for its OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones that are powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC. OnePlus 9R is powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC and its quad rear camera is headlined by a 48-megapixel primary sensor. OnePlus Watch features a 1.39-inch HD AMOLED display along with the ability to receive voice calls and app notifications directly on the smartwatch. It can also double up as a remote for OnePlus TV.
Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, has a double bill this week: the OnePlus 9 series, and Justice League Snyder Cut (starting at 25:32). Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.