Samsung’s very own Virtual Mobile wallet Samsung Pay is a great alternative to Android Pay which works with some higher end Samsung devices, enabled with NFC. Samsung smartphones lay under premium mid-range are not even supported by Samsung Pay this time. But this is going to change by next year.
Samsung Korea has officially announced that they are ready to pre-install Samsung Pay on their all upcoming smartphones. This will make Samsung be one of the first companies to put Mobile Wallet system by default on their every smartphone. Currently, Samsung Pay works only with Galaxy S-lineup and Note-series and also in the wearable Gear S3.
Although the Samsung President DJ Koh said about the Samsung Pay enabling on all devices, it actually doesn’t mean “every.” Some of the devices from bottom-line entry level would be avoided due to their lack of hardware specification and NFC absence. All the other devices in J, On, C, A – series launching from next year will feature the Samsung Pay.
DJ Koh also expressed an interest in embedding Fingerprint scanner on J-series devices, which is a very subtle movement to be powerful in mid-ranger combat and to ensure security in Wallet transactions.
As they claimed Samsung Pay is only for devices launching from next year; we can also expect the support on few NFC enabled previous devices through an OTA update or App installation. The Samsung Pay is currently available only in US, China, and South Korea. As they are expanding the device support, it will be extended to many countries with more Bank support.