Samsung Pay might arrive on non-Samsung devices later on, high-ranking executive reveals

Samsung Pay might arrive on non-Samsung devices later on, high-ranking executive reveals
Samsung Pay, the South Korean company's answer to Apple Pay and Android Pay, was officially launched in the States in late September and has since allowed the users of compatible Samsung devices to easily make mobile payment with their devices. The mobile system makes use of both NFC (Near-Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transaction), which makes it a bit more feature-rich than both Android Pay and Apple Pay. 

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.

source: ZDNET via SamMobile

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15 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Smart move I would say.

7. kajam

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

its the opposite. because they can gain more share by limiting the feature to their devices with a heavy advertising.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

12. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

I hope the Xperia Z6 gets it. That phone is already the best in terms of features. All it needs is 3D touch, samsung pay and maybe USB type C

2. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

Samsmart Move

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

How about concentrating on releasing it in the uk first. I bought an s6 edge plus and was hoping for this by now

4. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

like the idea of sharing good tech with others

5. Shocky unregistered

Good idea, however I have a Galaxy S6 and I still don't have Samsung Pay. Lots of work to do before they start thinking about non-Samsung users.

6. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Maybe supporting all banks (like Wells Fargo) before expanding devices? Also it would only have Nfc so what's the point?

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because retails would add more nfc terminals

13. andynaija

Posts: 1261; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Samsung pay doen't use NFC only, the service also supports Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), which has a nearly WIDESPREAD global use.

14. willard12 unregistered

Samsung pay on a non-Samsung device will be MST-only. I think he saying that NFC-only would be the same as Android Pay but with fewer banks....so what's the point?

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

By having more phones available could speed up adoption by other banks and financial institutions to join Samsung Pay.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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.

15. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

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