Samsung Pay might arrive on non-Samsung devices later on, high-ranking executive reveals
posted by Peter K. / Nov 05, 2015, 5:07 AM
So far, so good, but the service is only available on a couple of top-end Samsung devices as of now. Fortunately, there's a light in the tunnel for all those non-Samsung users that are hoping to jump on the Samsung Pay train: a recent rumor has it that the payments service might eventually become available on other manufacturers' smartphone offerings.
This tidbit comes straight from the VP of Samsung's mobile division, Injong Rhee, making this rumor as credible as it can get. It's safe to assume that this has been discussed at the very top of Samsung.
Additionally, the executive revealed that the whole idea behind Samsung Pay was not to replace your wallet, but co-exist alongside it.
As usual, there is no ETA for a more open Samsung Pay. We also shouldn't rule out the possibility that Samsung might change its mind in the coming months and keep its mobile payments system exclusive for its own high-end Galaxies.
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Smart move I would say.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 5:11 AM 5
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its the opposite. because they can gain more share by limiting the feature to their devices with a heavy advertising.
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 5:58 PM 0
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Are u nuts? There are 1.3billion devices. Samsung only had 40%. If Samsung Pay was avail on every Android brand, that means 700m could potentially use it. Meaning faster growth over Android Pay and Apple Pay
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 11:08 PM 0
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Maybe supporting all banks (like Wells Fargo) before expanding devices? Also it would only have Nfc so what's the point?
posted on Nov 05, 2015, 10:51 AM 0
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Samsung pay doen't use NFC only, the service also supports Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), which has a nearly WIDESPREAD global use.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 5:32 AM 0
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Nice! Hope it's compatible with the OnePlus One and every NFC-equipped Android device as a whole instead of just a stupid selection of devices... Been waiting on the lazy devs behind UGO wallet to add NFC payent support for the OnePlus One, but unfortunately, they limit the function to only popular devices for whatever stupid reason.
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 12:47 AM 0
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guys think about the future... yes current non samsung phones cant use both nfc and mst... maybe samsung is aiming for the future phones from htc lg moto etc to use the same tech as the note 5 so samsung pay can work
posted on Nov 06, 2015, 11:14 PM 0
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