Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay will be available by default on almost all Samsung phones starting next year

Samsung has been working hard this year to expand Samsung Pay to additional markets across the globe. However, only a limited number of its smartphones have support for the mobile payments system. That’s going to change in the near future. A new report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung is going to pre-install Samsung Pay on almost all of its smartphones starting next year. The report also claims that the company will expand Samsung Pay to Android devices from other manufacturers by releasing a standalone app on the Play Store.

“Most Samsung smartphones scheduled to be released next year will be fitted with Samsung Pay,” local media reports quote a company official as saying. What this means is that the company is going to bring fingerprint sensors to many of its mid-range lineups as well and possibly some low-end smartphones as well. Samsung Pay doesn’t function without a fingerprint sensor so if it’s really going to be available by default on almost all of the company’s smartphones, we can expect upcoming models to feature fingerprint scanners.

Head of Samsung’s mobile division Koh Dong-jin said during a press meeting earlier this year that Samsung’s mid-range and low-end smartphones could feature fingerprint scanners in the near future as production costs for this component come down. Recent reports suggest that Samsung might even start making its own fingerprint scanners for low-end and mid-range devices.

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deardevil
deardevil

No love for Portugal, had the S6 edge and now S7Edge and i know that if i will buy the S8Edge i still not be able to have it,but will cost the same money here in Portugal that will cost on the countrys that can use Samsung Pay,i will pay the same but with least features.good one samsung.

Acorns
Acorns

When I got my S6 on launch here in the UK all the fuss of it then being compatible with Samsung Pay.Well, here we are now?

vanillasky
vanillasky

Yeah, cool. Using compatible phones for 1.5 year and still can’t use it in UK, a very strong market for Samsung.

sammay69
sammay69

and whats the deal when Samsung pay isn’t available worldwide. i really really want Samsung pay to come to my country but iknow for sure it probably isnt available in my country before 2019 or something. i live in Norway and i know that not or country is first priority due how small our country is. so it will just be annoying to have app i can’t use.

iainclaire
iainclaire

As already stated, way to late in the uk. Android pay and apple pay miles ahead. Samsung make great devices but let down by software updates and releasing this 18-36 months after the others is just embarrassing! It was promised in 2016 for the uk and its been delayed? Its very poor indeed..

unknowndreams
unknowndreams

I’d rather see Samsung / Android pay in my country first…

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Exactly

obsydian
obsydian

What a joke way too late, UK banks offer the full function and will not support Samsung (i.e. Barclays for one)

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

What’s the point if it isn’t available everywhere?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

So, us in the UK can either expect Samsung Pay to be with us with the release of the 2017 Galaxy A series, the S8s or the Note8.

iainclaire
iainclaire

Convenient that is it not?