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Samsung says it will expand Samsung Pay to more markets next year

Samsung has gradually expanded the availability of Samsung Pay to more countries across the globe ever since the service was first launched in August 2015. However, the company has recently been quite slow at bringing its mobile payments service to new markets.

We pointed out last week that Samsung Pay was launched in just one new market in 2019. We reached out to Samsung for a comment on the matter. The statement we received from it suggests that Samsung Pay might be expanded to more markets in 2020.

Samsung Pay to launch in more markets come 2020

As we mentioned in our report, Indonesia is the only market where Samsung Pay was launched in 2019. Instead of expanding the service, Samsung did more to bring additional functionality to Samsung Pay in 2019.

That’s reiterated by the company in the statement that it provided us. “Samsung is committed to delivering the best mobile payment experience possible, making it more convenient for consumers to pay for goods and services with a mobile device,” it said, adding that “This year we focused on improving the consumer experience with new, Advanced features by collaborating with local partners.”

Not closing the door on new markets for Samsung Pay, the company adds that “We look forward to sharing more details on the improved experience and additional market availability in the coming year.”

Some of the new features that Samsung Pay received in 2019 include the ability to make international transfers, enhanced third-party wallet integration, virtual prepaid card, and more. A Samsung POS was also launched to enable small business owners to transform their Samsung Pay-compatible phones into payment terminals.

All of these feature additions have significantly improved the experience for users. However, there are still a lot of people who wish for Samsung to bring its mobile payments service to their market. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Samsung Pay being expanded to more countries in the coming year.

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Kokkie81
Kokkie81

It’s about time. We waiting for a few years now in the Netherlands but still nothing. Apple pay is almost everywhere here but Samsung is nowhere.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

What expanding functionality??? Not only did they deliver Samsung Pay UK 18 months late – with no apology. They removed MST support and don’t even support major banks. They then said, they’d support PayPal, which they still don’t. Samsung Pay is not available for use online – only on their own website… Yet you have people able to withdraw cash using Samsung Pay in other markets since 2017!? I mean – what a load of crap they’re talking! If they didn’t concern themselves releasing 50+ mobile devices a year! Their services would be a much better standard than they’re showing… Read more »

waqqas31
waqqas31

Are you talking about Samsung removing MST support from newer smartwatches or does MST not work for you anymore on your Samsung smartphone, either? MST hasn’t worked for me in the last 2 months or so, but I put it down to perhaps using an international (Hong Kong) model in Canada. I’d love to know more about your scenario.

Wilksie
Wilksie

Samsung are launching it in new markets when they haven’t even fully launched in the current markets? I’m with you by saying here in the UK it’s a joke. They really have fluffed it and by not supporting the major banks it’s been dead in the water. The frustrating thing is they only use SamPay on their watch. Their workaround was to use PayPal but as said, that never happened in the UK. At least you can use Curve to bring your existing card into SamPay. It’s the only workaround. Samsung really needs to get what they are doing now… Read more »

gentux
gentux

I think they have not enough market power against local credit card banks to roll out faster. I have Samsung Pay for some years now and I was able to use it in countries who don’t have Samsung Pay like Germany or Czechia. And at first there were only few banks in Switzerland which have credit cards supporting Samsung Pay. I wish Samsung Pay would work without credit cards but rather bank accounts (similar to twint) but Samsung Pay is much faster than twint. So I could leave my maestro card at home and just use my phone for all… Read more »

supazeez
supazeez

cant even pay with my watch cos my UK bank doesnt support samsung pay. terrible from sammy

guilhermemanso
guilhermemanso

Samsung Pay should be a standard for all A 2020 devices. A31 and A51 have it?

PJaya
PJaya

Even if have on A, only support NFC, no like 2016, 2017 have MST

FXmAniac
FXmAniac

Would be great. No support for Samsung Pay in my country is the only reason I haven’t bought Samsung watch yet.

Arnoldik
Arnoldik

I hope it will come to more countries in Europe to finally pay with Galaxy watches…