Earlier this month, Samsung announced that it would bring Samsung Wallet to eight countries, including India. However, the company had not announced a launch date. Two days ago, the South Korean firm teased the launch of Samsung Wallet in India. Today, the company has launched Samsung Wallet in India.
Samsung Pay, which has been available in India for the past few years, is being upgraded to Samsung Wallet. The new app can store credit/debit cards, digital currency, digital keys, login passwords, and health/vaccine passes. Similar to Samsung Pay, it allows users to pay for things through mobile transactions via NFC and UPI (limited to the Indian market).
Samsung Wallet will be available as an upgrade to Samsung Pay through the Galaxy Store starting today. All smartphones running Samsung Pay can be upgraded to Samsung Wallet eventually. The South Korean firm could launch Samsung Wallet in more countries within the next few days.
Samsung has partnered with various national banks to make their credit and debit cards compatible with Samsung Pay in India. However, it only works with AMEX, MasterCard, and VISA cards in India. RuPay cards are not compatible with Samsung Pay yet. Hopefully, the company will bring RuPay compatibility soon.