Alipay partnered with Huawei and launched finger payment standard in China, which will be first available on Huawei’s smartphone Mate 7.
Alipay announced its cooperation with Samsung Galaxy S5 this July to offer Alipay users payment by fingerprint and Huawei Mate7 becomes the next smartphone equipped with fingerprint payment solution in China.
The biometric technology, including encryption and authentication managed by Huawei, will allow mobile users to confirm payments for a wide variety of products with their smartphones simply by swiping a digit instead of entering a lengthy code.
Huawei is providing chip-level security for the Mate 7; fingerprint data can be saved and stored on the phone, and the data is encrypted and cannot be accessed.
The standard developed by Alipay and Huawei is at the moment only applicable to Android OS smartphones.