Here's how easy it is to use Samsung Pay

Here's how easy it is to use Samsung Pay
Back in March, when Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, it also unveiled its own mobile payment system, naturally called Samsung Pay. Initially, the South Korean company said that the service would debut sometime this summer, but now it looks like that won't actually happen before September. Until then, in case you're curious to see how Samsung Pay works, the video embedded below is showing exactly that.

The video seems to be made by Samsung, though it has yet to be officially posted anywhere by the company. To use Samsung Pay, you first have to authorize payments by scanning your fingerprint on your Galaxy device, then simply hold the device against a terminal compatible with NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). And that's all there is to it: your payment is made within seconds. Unsurprisingly, Google's upcoming Android Pay is just as easy to use.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the first handsets capable of using Samsung Pay, but others will be released soon. For example, the Galaxy Note 5 (expected to be announced this September) will certainly also play nice with the new payment service.

Do you think you'll be using Samsung Pay often, assuming you have (or will have) a compatible device?

source: Tizen Indonesia via Sam Mobile



1. gaming64 unregistered

So it's just like Apple Pay. Got it!

6. Carlitos

Posts: 683; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Um pay is greatly under developed compared the Samsung pay. Samsung pay will allow you to use it literally anywhere that accepts. Credit cards. While apple pay and google wallet need a special NFC reader at stores. When is very limited at the moment.

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Just trialing Samsung pay in our retail space and so far it's looking damn good and easy to use.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except that it will work pretty much everywhere, and not at 10% of retailers.

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Even though the Samsung Pay software looks like crap, buying Looppay was a pretty smart move on their part.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just like copying Google Wallet was a smart move for Apple.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Jut remember, Google Wallet is before Apple Pay.

41. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

you mean just like google wallet? got it

66. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I feel some envy from you here! Beeing available at all shops with a POS it is a great solution of mobile payments.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Original. R&D kicking in.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know, right. It's terrible how they copied Google Wallet. What kind of company would do that?

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Fingerprint integration with mobile payments is not a copy of Google Wallet.. I get that you love Samsung, but that's no excuse to spread BS.

25. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Who cares? Apple copied Google with mobile payments. Why don't you cry some more.

35. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You say who cares, then you throw in your own comment about copying. Make up your mind

48. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Pointing out your glaring hypocrisy doesn't mean he cares that Apple copied Google Wallet.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

How you unlock it has nothing to do with the actual service, which is 100% a copy of Google Wallet. I get that you worship Apple, but that's no reason to be blind.

70. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Why is it unrelated to the service? Because you say so? Judging from the direction Apple, Google, and Samsung are moving now, how you unlock and access the service has become one of the most integral aspects of the feature (aside from availability). Even beyond the fingerprint sensor, Apple Pay handles payments differently and has better software integration. They ARE similar, but saying it's a 100% copy is a total fanboy lie.

23. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

get a load of this iCuck

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Want me inside your S-Vag..

44. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

this moron doesn't even know what cuck means bahaha

3. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Why is it that Samsung pay is named after Apple pay and that it was announced after apple announced Apple pay. Why is it that Samsung added finger print scanner after apple did (yea Atrix whatever). Why is it that S Voice came after Siri?

5. hihiguy

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

You must be related to patriot or a unholy offspring of him

7. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple Pay is nearly a verbatim copy of Google Wallet, but that's OK. Using the word Pay, however, is not. Got it.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Next you'll be saying that Samsung was inspired by moto atrix with their fingerprint verification.

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Just like how both Apple and Samsung coincidentally decided to use the Ativ S, a random Windows phone, as the source of inspiration for their new flagships within the same year... The BS never ends.

68. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

You do know the Ativ S was made by Samsung. Therefore it is more likely they were inspired by the design of a phone they previously released when they designed the S6.

72. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Apple copied the Ativ S design while Samsung was just improving on the Ativ S design and they both released their revamped Ativ S design 6 months apart. I don't know why out of the blue Samsung and Apple became so interested in the Ativ S, a random Windows phone, but yes, that's clearly what happened

21. AlikMalix unregistered

Google Wallet is different than Apple Pay when it comes to handling transfers: Google Wallet keeps your CC data on servers while Apple Pay does NOT but instead sends a "token" allowing the merchant to withdraw the funds - thus keeping CC data completely in owners/banks possession. The New "Android Pay" is a direct copy of Apple Pay other than the name, well, not really... Apple Pay solves CC fraud to maximum technically possible by never revealing your info (double edge sword).. Samsung Pay is very good replacement for your real wallet as it does work like a credit card, but that means your CC info is part of your phone and if your phone is stolen so is your CC info. In lamens terms - imagine gluing your CC to your cellphone body. I like Samsungs approach to best Apple Pay because it makes it viable replacement for traditional credit card at start and requires absolutely no framework unlike Apple Pay. I like Apple Pay because it is extremely secure and the infrastructure is booming faster than I can find places that do no accept it. The only thing as someone mentioned, is giving credit to who was first - Google Wallet! But they were lazy and didn't entice merchants and banks to push the trend - thus putting NFC on the phone and hope everyone catches on is easy. Apple Got a HUMONGOUS amount of merchants and banks on board before the first iPhone 6 was sold and been adding to that infrastructure at a quick pase - basically putting in the work necessary for a gimmick to become a feature and this created a trend. The Android Pay and Samsung Pay are just by product of trend set by Apple Pay. I would like to thank Google and Apple (and you too Samsung) for fighting to get this going and keeping our credit info out of sight where it can be stolen (maybe not Samsung which just duplicates a credit card)... It does not matter who's first as long as the big guys are pushing convenience forward for all of us...

33. willard12 unregistered

The EMV standard that begins that goes into effect this summer is what is pushed the adoption.

43. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Good Wallet had merchants support but not carriers. AT&T, VZW, and TMO all went against google by only allowing isis (whatever else it's called now). At least google took over isis and can now stretch its legs with valid support

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