Samsung confirmed in October that it’s expanding Samsung Pay to three additional countries: Russia, Thailand and Malaysia. It promised that the service would go live in all three countries by the end of this year. Samsung fans in Malaysia will be delighted to know that Samsung Pay has finally landed in their country, albeit in beta.
The company is yet to officially launch its mobile payments service in the country but it’s conducting beta trials with Maybank. The bank’s customers will be able to make payments on the go with their Maybank credit and debit cards configured with Samsung devices that support Samsung Pay.
During the beta trials only Maybank Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cards are supported. Supported devices in this period include the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016).
Those who are interested in joining the beta program will first need to register and then wait for an email to arrive. It will normally be sent within ten days of the registration if it’s successful. Registrations for this beta are being accepted until December 16.