After teasing the launch of Samsung Pay in India last month and then letting users sign up for an early access program last week, Samsung has launched its mobile payment service in the country today. If you signed up for the early access program, you should now be able to set up your Samsung Pay account and start using it for payments.
The company has collaborated with Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered banks (MasterCard and VISA debit and credit cards) for the service. Users can also add their Paytm wallet accounts in the Samsung Pay app. Samsung will soon start supporting cards from Citibank as well. There were rumors that Samsung would collaborate with American Express, but there’s still no sign of any such partnership.
Samsung Pay works with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016), and the Galaxy A7 (2016) in India.
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