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With both Apple and Huawei having their own physical payments card, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Google did the same.

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Note: Not the actual design || Photo: GSMArena

Now, news has surfaced that the company is working on its own physical card, though it’s yet to be named.

Unlike Apple Card, which is a credit card, rumor has it that Google’s version will be a debit card and that it’ll be co-branded with various bank partners like Citi. It’ll also allegedly be powered by a VISA chip, at least initially.

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Like most e-wallets, the card itself can be used for purchases at stores and also supports contactless payments. It’ll also have a virtual version for Bluetooth mobile payments, and the user will also be given a virtual card number for online transactions.

It’s expected to come with a companion app, wherein users can monitor their transactions.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.