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Video shows how easy it is to pay with Samsung Pay

Samsung confirmed its new payments service when it unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge back in March, at that time it said that Samsung Pay would arrive over the summer. Much has already been said and written about the technology that powers Samsung Pay but the average user will not be concerned with it, the average user would want to know just how easy it is to pay with this service, and this video published online today shows just that.

Samsung Pay will work with most merchants at launch because they won’t have to invest in new hardware just to accept this payment method, merchants can use their existing machines to accept payments using Samsung Pay as the service leans on MST or Magnetic Secure Transmission and NFC or Near Field Communication. That’s precisely what’s shown in the video, the merchant turns the terminal towards the customer when it’s time to pay who simply authorizes the payment through the fingerprint sensor and then holds the device against the machine to pay. It takes just a couple of seconds for the payment to be processed and the slip to be generated, it’s that easy. Samsung Pay will be launched this September in the United States and South Korea, after which it will be expanded to China and Europe.

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Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

Since you guys are based in the Netherlands, perhaps you can tell me this: My bank has issued me a debit card with an NFC chip that I use to pay. Unfortunately, my bank has no plans to bring this NFC feature to a smartphone app. I’m pretty bummed about it, because using my phone to pay would be by far the quickest way to pay when I’m in a hurry (train station or when I feel the pressure of a long queue behind me). For the sake of argument, let’s say Samsung Pay has already been released in Europe.… Read more »

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

Yes

Wilksie
Wilksie

The would be great but due to security I couldn’t ever see this happening. In the UK you can use the NFC in your phone to pay on the Oyster London travel card which can also link to your Barclaycard. A direct cashcard NFC in the phone would remove security out of the hands of the banks and into the unknown security of the Android developers. The banks have no control. If malware infected phones steal data then banks can’t be held responsible. It would be down to the phone vendors to supply security updates and feel it’s too risky… Read more »

johny jacksons
johny jacksons

You are right. It’s not safe. Two dominant OS are from US where authorities collect every information without warrant. And android is suffering from malware.
As for this feature, I think BB and Tizen are much better.