Samsung Electronics confirmed today that it’s going to expand its Samsung Pay mobile payments service to China and Europe after the service’s initial launch in the United States and South Korea later this year. This was confirmed by Rhee Injong, an executive vice president at Samsung, during the company’s event for investors today in Seoul.
Samsung Pay was formally announced back in March alongside the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. It will be launched in the United States and South Korea initially though Samsung never really confirmed precisely when the service would go live. Injong said today that the company is considering a “September time frame” to launch the service in those two markets, this means that Samsung Pay could go live around the time Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 5. It was also confirmed today that Samsung Pay will be launched in markets across South America and Australia though no specific timeline was provided.