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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: 2340; 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: 1666; 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: 1309; 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: 5239; 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 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 348; 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: 219; 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: 2761; 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 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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: 339; 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: 967; 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: 1054; 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: 1309; 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: 174; 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: 1054; 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: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Battery?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:12

9. palmguy (Posts: 510; 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.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:15 4

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1048; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Glad to see tizen able to catch up..
Without Samsung, android wear will lag behind

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:17

12. HomerS (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


How does Phone Arena know about a NFC Chip? In the source article it says only that the next Smartwatch by Samsung will alledgedly have a fingerprintscanner and a new paying method in calloberation with Pay Pal.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 10:32

14. surethom (Posts: 612; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


All we need know is for Samsung & apple to kick the butts of UK Banks, they don't seem to be interested in NFC even though all the new bank cards in the UK have contactless payments built in.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:34 2

21. alumoyo (Posts: 348; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


WHY THE HELL would I need to fingerprint verify if the watch is STRAPPED ON MY WRIST!!!??? I think even the most ardent Samsung fanboy has to see that they are simply following. They made 6 smartwatches already and never thought of it themselves.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:15

43. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


just because its strapped to you or not should that make it ok, how about your passing the payment area and you watch is close and pays for someone else or something else, you need a verify point to say its you so paypal does not give out free money.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 11:49

22. jpd514 (Posts: 57; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


That's real innovation. No need for a Smartphone. You pay with your Smartwatch.

Read my lips: This Samsung Smartwatch is the real future of the NFC payment.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:22

23. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Hahaha .. now this is wat we call 'FANISM'
Apple rules ....

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:16

44. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


it really is its got the sim and needs no phone, i cant wait for the next 3 or 5 years when i will have a band like in anime movies and payments and calls are done with it, and its slim and functional.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 04:09

54. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


yeah, i'm hyped to samsung device. they make some innovative device.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 13:50

58. JunitoNH (Posts: 1666; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes, just like Google wallet.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:27 1

24. Tuxedo (Posts: 339; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Samsung should think twice before they hit the GO button!

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 12:36 1

26. ojdidit84 (Posts: 457; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


/sigh...

Can't say that I'm not surprised

=/

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 13:52 2

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 20131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wonder where they got that idea

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 14:05 4

29. HomerS (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


i wonder where Apple got the idea for NFC, NFC payments, bigger screens, smaller tablets, optical image stabilization from.

I wonder where, any ideas?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 17:12

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 20131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah, Apple

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 17:28

36. HomerS (Posts: 174; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


If you mean with Apple Samsung and Android then you are absolutely right.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 18:02

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 20131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope Apple

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 18:09 2

38. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2761; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You're kidding right?

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:19

47. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


all respect for you is gone i always thought you where fake i cam smell fake people. wow really,

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:18

45. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


maybe sony where do you think apple got the idea for nfc.
o and dark dont drop your phone the 6 breaks real easy and screen always comes away cheap build this time.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 14:12 1

31. c.hack (Posts: 603; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Still copying Apple. Of course samsuck will fail like all the google mobile payment attempts have. Samsuck just throws out garbage and hope people buy it without thinking if it will work.

The proof is that in 2 years they could get their act together and now Apple is schooling the samsuck losers.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 14:53 2

32. Joulukas (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


Oh, yet another "iBash-idiot" has emerged.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 15:54 5

34. willard12 (Posts: 1563; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


So let me get this straight, Apple releases devices with large screens, widgets, pull down notifications, NFC, square watches, command centers...

Then there is a story that Samsung, which already has a Paypal App on its watches, and fingerpint authentication on it's phone paypal app says they will create a watch capable of payments.....and Samsung is the one labeled a copier. People need to get out of the bubble.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 20:53

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


Bro,..... they "iZombies" are brain washed I try every day to convene them that this time Apple is the one who copied Samsung/Android but no use! They just gonna buy their iCrap.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 04:57 1

56. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


So what u gonna say about
Finger print scanner
64 bit chip
Metal frame design
And so so on ......

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 21:21

49. Fuego84 (Posts: 342; Member since: 13 May 2012)


I'm not a Samsung fan, but I've only owned one of there low end android phones almost 5 years ago. Now I see how hard Samsung plays ball and how their yearly upgrades aren't just minor upgrades but new and innovative devices. Samsung has earned my respect and attention. I'm now planning to upgrade my HTC One m7 to the G note 4 and having used my mother's note 3 on occasion, which I bought for her a few months ago, I know I won't be disappointed with the G note 4.

posted on 19 Sep 2014, 22:13

50. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


samsung monney humgry thast all i think people start getting boring of this crags

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 04:03

53. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


samsung gear live FTW, though I like gear 2 neo design better.

posted on 20 Sep 2014, 04:50

55. technosiastic (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Apple is a trendsetter ..

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