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Samsung's next smartwatch will also feature NFC and mobile payments

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Samsung's next smartwatch will also feature NFC and mobile payments
It was only a couple of weeks ago, when Samsung announced its latest and greatest smartwatch – the Gear S, which brings independence to the world of wearable gadgets, with its own 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities. Future customers are already eager to get their hands on the yet unreleased timepiece, all the while Samsung is already at work on its next reincarnation.

As Apple brought NFC and mobile payment to their (also yet unreleased) Apple Watch, so will Samsung do the same with their next gen smartwatch, Business Korea reports. Apparently, Sammy is in cahoots with PayPal and Synaptics (leading biometrics verification specialist) and they are working to integrate a quick and easy mobile payment system in the Gear S successor, which will employ a fingerprint scanner for verification, no less.

Reportedly, the new wallet system will have its own app, which will notify users of deals nearby and allow them to pick out the item they want to purchase, before they even set foot in the store. After going in and picking their product up, all the user would have to do is press their finger against the watch's biometric scanner, and that would be it.

Sammy's 3rd generation smartwatch is said to be released next year – maybe “early”, but that sounds like a big maybe. None the less, Samsung will probably do their best to not delay the launch for too long, as Apple's own Watch is said to be released “early next year” as well.

source: BusinessKorea via SamMobile

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posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:31 5

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Of course it will :)

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:42 11

4. SManTech (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Considering Samsung already has NFC in their smart phones. It just makes sense to put it in their existing smart watch lineup as well. Also Sony's smart watches have had NFC for years. Also look at the latest Sony SmartWatch 3 which will be available to the public next month. It has NFC as well.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:22

13. JunitoNH (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol two thumbs up. You took the words right out my mouth.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:05 4

18. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


And it will rush it before Apple Watch, and after that they will say how Apple is "copying".

Sometimes I think Samsung is led by the kind of people from Anti-Apple fans club, as they act just as ridiculous.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 19:47 4

39. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


It is also ridiculous how people like you thinks Apple invents everything...

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 22:35

51. AlikMalix (Posts: 6291; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Never said that Apple invented everything. You need text reading accessibility option that's on iOS until you learn to read.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:03

40. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i emailed them 7 months ago saying watch gear live android wear needed nfc for payments. now that i use the watch for everything i hate having to use the phone for my nfc payments. oh and ninetysix how do you think apple is going to use the nfc on the watch for payments when there is no fingerprint scanner, but after samsung just said it i bet the apple watch will add a scanner

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 03:12

52. alumoyo (Posts: 364; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


And some kind of zoom/scroll alternative like the digital crown on the side as well :)

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:33 6

2. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Here we go again! As soon as apple or lg or anybody do something Samsung copies and paste.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:40 1

3. SManTech (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


In case you don't realize this, but Sony's smart watches already have NFC. Including their latest Android Wear SmartWatch 3 has NFC. Oh and you can get that smart watch starting in October. Where is the Apple Watch. Oh wait that right it won't be available until next year.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:06

7. willytbk (Posts: 236; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Not the nfc, its the payment function. It's ok for sammy to follo since now if something becomes a standard, others will follow. Like fingerptint, big screen, and so on and so on. Let the customer judge who follows who.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:16

11. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Big screen!!!!!!LMAO!!! From your words that samsung is the one who copied Apple in the "Big screen" LOL!! you're a pretty good example for a brainwashed iZombie.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:24 2

19. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I don't think you fully understood his comment.... Try one more time.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:32

20. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Oh my bad!, thanks for pointing that out :D

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 14:10

30. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I'm not about this but WHO is the first launched and released the full touch screen?

Apple or Samsung?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 15:53 1

33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3030; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Neither actually, IBM simon was one of the first full touchscreen phones

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:10

42. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


samsung and palm and many others, granted we used a stylus, but your a young kid so i will forgive you, now take teddy and go back to bed like a good little brainwashed iboy
one of the first portable phones had touch screen, your just not smart so you cant understand it.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:09

41. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


hey there willy we all know all companys say well people like that lets add it, but its apple who sues everyone after they copy the idea from another company and say no we did it better so we are suing you. i have been using my nfc to pay for years so apple copied that, moto atrix had finger print scanner apple copied that, android big screen , apple copied that, notification drop down, widgets, i could go on and on the fact is apple just screw people over they should be a good sport and say we have listened to our customers and they want this so we will add that, thats all its not hard, just old people with sticks up there asses cant think past there eco system.

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 10:38

59. Mcalderon0411 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Dec 2014)


I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought android users have had the ability to pay through NFC for at least a year already.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:29

25. Tuxedo (Posts: 350; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


It may have it but is it used for anything meaningful?

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 09:49

57. dc123 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


It doesn't matter that Sony had it first, but every time apple does something Samsung is always trying to copy it. Look at the finger print scanner for instance. Motorola did it first but Samsung didn't care until apple put finger scanners in they're phones. Samsung straight up sucks when it comes to phones, especially the design. They need to take a hint from LG and HTC. And another thing, sales don't mean anything. Even if Samsung sales more phones than LG or HTC doesn't mean that they make the best phones

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:53

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


jeezes man give it a break already. NFC have been in smart watches before the iWatch. It's great now everyone will be doin this for mobile pay ments. give it a rest

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:58 2

17. DnB925Art (Posts: 1023; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Let me fix that for ya:

Here we go again! As soon as Samsung or anybody do something Apple and LG copies and paste.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:45 1

5. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


How many smartwatches do they have to release per year?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:48

15. Iodine (Posts: 1351; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


6 so far, will grow exponentially to hundreds and thousands over next few years.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 14:03

28. HomerS (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the same Smartwatch, one with the other without camera. And the Gear Fit was a fitness band, not a smartwatch.

So we have the Gear, Gear 2/Neo, Gear Live and Gear S which isn't released yet.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:18 2

46. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


In other words they are making suckers pay for alphas and betas.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 09:53 4

6. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


NOW THATS INNOVATION

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:07

8. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Battery?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:12

9. palmguy (Posts: 574; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Samsung is quick about changing things. I remember when the iPad whatever number came out Samsung came right out and created a tablet lighter and thinner than the iPad a few short months later.

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