We don't always believe Samsung's customer care executives and social media reps when it comes to information on things like software updates. Samsung UK has a particularly bad track record, but it looks it might be right about the possible launch date of Samsung Pay in the UK. We've seen many of our readers complaining about how Samsung Pay is not available in the country after all this time, but it looks like their wait will soon be at an end.
One of our readers has sent us a record of his chat with two different Samsung representatives, and both mention May 16th as the date of launch of Samsung Pay in the UK. Given the support reps are giving out a concrete date, it certainly seems like the information is based on fact. As in other countries, Samsung Pay will support both NFC and MST payments in the UK to cover a large range of payment terminals.
As usual, there's a possibility Samsung's plans might change, and we'll keep you updated with anything we hear on Samsung Pay for the UK.
Update: We've spotted more evidence in the form of a product page over on Samsung's website that confirms Samsung Pay will launch in the UK in the not-too-distant future, though it doesn't mention the alleged May 16 release date.
Thanks, Alex and Mohammed!