Samsung is allowing owners of Huawei devices to trade in their phones for up to US$550
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Last week, the US government hit Huawei with a trade ban that will see it unable to do business with American companies. That ban, for now, has all but put paid to Huawei’s smartphone business, and it hasn’t taken long at all for the vultures to start circling, with fierce rivals Samsung set to cash in on the situation.
The South Korean company is offering trade-ins for Huawei devices. Usually, Samsung's trade-in programs only advertise the offer for Samsung devices and Apple devices. It’s a bit surprising, then, to see Huawei at the top of the list this time around.
Users of recent Huawei devices will able to trade-in their phones and get specified amounts slashed off their Samsung purchases. Devices eligible for the program include the P20, P20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Nova 3i. Sadly, the P30 devices aren’t listed. The Mate 20 Pro does have a trade in value of $755, though, which converts into US$550. Not bad, especially considering brand new Mate 20 Pro's can be had for just a tad more these days.
This offer is currently only available in Singapore, and will end on May 31. We’re doubtful as to whether it will ever be offered by Samsung’s EU and US branches.
Do note that Samsung—in that market, at least—has always offered trade-ins for Huawei devices; and also for devices from other companies, too. This is the first time, however, that Huawei phones headline the trade-in program.