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Samsung Pay coming to the UK and Spain alongside the Galaxy S7

After Apple Pay was launched in the UK in July 2015, Samsung is trying to counter it by launching its own mobile payments solution in the country. At the company’s recently held European Forum 2016, an executive from the company mentioned a possible time frame for the launch of Samsung Pay in the UK and Spain.

Nathalie Oestmann, who heads Samsung Pay in Europe, announced on stage that the company’s mobile payments system will be “coming to the UK and Spain very soon this year“. The exact date? “More details [will follow] at MWC [Mobile World Congress] in a few weeks time“.

We might get to know the exact date for the launch of Samsung Pay in Spain and the UK during the unveiling of the Galaxy S7 duo on February 21. This falls in line with our exclusive report where we said these countries would get the service in the first quarter of 2016.

Samsung Pay works with the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy A5 (2016), the Galaxy A7 (2016), and the Galaxy A9. The South Korean smartphone giant’s mobile payment tech is already available in the US and South Korea. The service supports gift cards, and support for online shopping will be added soon.

Also Read: Rooting your Galaxy device will disable Samsung Pay functionality

The company will, no doubt, include Samsung Pay in the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge. Unlike Apple Pay and Android Pay, which only work with NFC compatible point-of-sale equipments, Samsung Pay works anywhere a normal debit or credit card works. The technology will be introduced in Australia, Brazil, and Singapore later this year.

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dabu3000
dabu3000

Well its a bit too late now. it’s been almost a year since they spoke about it and it’s not here yet. But I guess better late than never. And yet again when you are surrounded by apple fans, they make you hate the fact that it’s not available. Even android pay/google wallet never made it over here in the UK but somehow apple pay did. The worst part is gonna be trying to find a bank that actually supports Samsung Pay. Because I know not all UK banks support apple pay now especially Barclays. But ooh well lets wait… Read more »

Thjothrekurhaavard
Thjothrekurhaavard

This is thanks to the banks.. here in the states chase didn’t support Samsung pay when it came out. Even when announced they said they wouldn’t do it, but somehow they did for the Fruit logo company. The day Samsung pay came out I went to chase bank and closed my account, told them Samsung pay was the reason why and I went straight to Bank of America and i’m telling you I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure a lot of people complained and apparently Chase bank now supports Samsung pay.. One of the reasons why apple was able to… Read more »

TheTAMAS
TheTAMAS

Please ask your insiders if there’s any news about India getting Samsung pay..

Thanks

for3st
for3st

lol….same lie as always….same word they say when they released S6 and now on S7….shame on you Samsung..

sammay69
sammay69

Sweet finally samsung pay is releasing in Europe hope more countries will be available soon In Europe

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Sorry, but that’s not good enough, Samsung said UK and Spain would follow America and South Korea; So disappointed that it hasn’t arrived yet, we might as well have waited for the S7!!

sammay69
sammay69

Why isn’t it good enough for your Samsung released Samsung pay in South Korea and US just as planned. and Samsung pay for UK and Spain was supposed to get released in Q1 2016 and Samsung is about to realise it now

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I was hoping Samsung Pay would come to my country and that was the reason I haven’t rooted yet. Definitely going to root my Note5 when the Note 6 comes out aince there is no point of not tripping Knox.

Acorns
Acorns

Yes. Finally