[LG as well] OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, OPPO & Realme extend device warranty during COVID-19 pandemic

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on March 27) follows:

Major smartphone vendors are stepping in to help alleviate the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by offering an extended warranty of the products that were set to expire during these tough times.

The likes of OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, OPPO, and Realme have all announced that during this lockdown period, consumers whose product warranty was set to expire will get extensions, but of course, the packages on offer vary from company to company.

“As a good gesture of good faith, we have extended the warranty of all products to 30th June’2020 whose warranty is expiring from 21st March to 21st June’2020,” Honor said in a Twitter statement.

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The Huawei sub-brand said this is a gesture of good faith and accountability that is meant to ensure its customer base enjoys seamless services and support during this period of uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was perhaps to follow in the footsteps of the parent company, which is also offering a similar gesture.

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OnePlus and its BBK Electronics counterpart, OPPO, have also extended smartphone and accessory warranties for those set to expire between March 1 and May 30 and after March 23, respectively.

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On top of extending warranties that expire between March 1 and May 30 to May 31, OnePlus is also extending the return and replacement period from 15 to 30 days as well as providing free two-way shipping for all returns, replacements, and repairs.

Realme has also announced something similar for its growing user base, promising to extend the warranty of phones whose warranty expires between March 20 and April 30 until May 31.

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The company has also announced an extension to the replacement period to 30 days as long as your Realme handset was purchased between March 15 and April 30, 2020.

Update 1 (April 1)

Joining other OEMs, Samsung has also extended the warranty of their devices. Here’s what Samsung India said regarding this recently:

At Samsung, the well-being of our customers is a top priority. That’s why, we are extending the standard warranty till 31st May, 2020 on all Samsung products whose warranty is expiring between 20th March and 30th April 2020.

Update 2 (April 6)

Motorola and Lenovo has also announced their extended warranty service on their products.

Update 3 (April 16)

Nokia has also extended warranty on their products for 45 days for warranties expiring between March 15 to April 15. Head here to know more about the extended warranty.

Update 3 (April 16)

Sony has also updated their extended warranty services. Check the extended notice here.

Update 4 (April 17)

Asus has extended its warranty period by a month for those whose warranty expires during the lockdown period. Here here for the official announcement.

Update 5 (April 22)

Realme has extended warranty on their products. head here to read the official announcement

Update 6 (April 24)

All warranties and AMC’s have been extended by LG. Head here for the announcement

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