Samsung Pay updated with cloud sync, iris scanner support and more

Despite the efforts of several major firms, the world of mobile payments is still very much up-and-coming. Samsung has quite significant a advantage over many of its contemporaries in that its system operates in harmony with traditional MST (magnetic secure transmission) terminals along with NFC-enabled platforms. This, in layman's terms, means that Samsung Pay works nearly everywhere. To underline its usefulness and get more users to latch on, Sammy has rolled out a couple of welcome updates to its fledgling payment service.

As you'll see from the image to the left, Samsung Pay now supports a broader selection of membership and gift cards, while cloud integration means that all of your cards, vouchers and rewards are stored for safe-keeping. 

The changelog also mentions that iris scanner authentication has been added to the fold. Unfortunately, the only Samsung device that currently includes the requisite hardware is the Note 7, the launch of which has been fraught with issues. Still, those with a safe Galaxy Note 7 will be able to verify transactions using the in-built iris scanner and if Samsung decides bake the feature into future devices, those too. 

That's pretty much it for the latest Samsung Pay 2.3. If you're a Samsung Pay user, these features will no doubt prove useful -- particularly cloud sync -- so be sure to grab the update at your next convenience. 

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12 Comments

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Yeap already done it. The irises scanner makes me look like a show off.

2. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Lumia 950 XL got wallet updates and support for many banks even before the anniversary update. So you could already pay with your iris scan for a few months now. But there's not enough of us windows mobile users out there for it to be noticeable lol.

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You shouldn't feel that way just because no one else can do it. If they want it, they can buy a Samsung. I never feel I am showing off when I use it or Samsung Pay. I am using my phones features. It's like you owning a sports car. Just because I have it and you don't, doesn't mean using it; means I'm showing off. Now if I took said car and did donuts in the street or drifting through corners, then I would be showing off. If I was just standing in line and locking my phone on purpose, just to unlock it with the scanner, old be showing off.

7. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Might as well, I always have to correct people they assume its Apple pay, smh.

3. iWinAndroBerry unregistered

I think I'll stick to using my PIN and fingerprint.

4. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I luv it can't wait until the s8 edge

6. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I'll use this if samsung pay EVER gets released in the uk

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple Pay is so much better than Apple Pay. They both work without issues, but Samsung pay is accepted virtually anywhere (albeit, by less banks). This and s-pen are my need features that I don't have on iPhone. Apple gets the crown on mobile payment.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What?

10. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

And yet you had to stop and read a post about Samsung Pay update. What in a what what the hellll

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh crap... Edit!!!! EDIT!!! I meant SAMSUNG PAY is better than Apple Pay! I meant to say: SAMSUNG PAY gets the crown on mobile payment. And I mean that sincerely.

12. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Start first and relase to countries that been waited for this s**t to launch since S6 released! Bought S6 ONLY for Samsung Pay and still WAITING!

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