Samsung Pay will gradually expand to other Galaxy smartphones in the future

Samsung Pay will gradually expand to other Galaxy smartphones in the future
Although Samsung came forward with a number interesting devices in 2015, such as the Galaxy S6, the S6 edge, the Galaxy Note5, or the Gear S2, it looks like one of its most important launches of the year could well be a software product. We're talking about Samsung Pay, the company's proprietary mobile payment platform. As it turns out, although Samsung Pay is currently limited to a number of high-devices, a high-ranking Samsung recently announced that the company plans to expand Samsung Pay to more smartphones in the future.

According to Shin Jong-kyun, Head of Mobile Divison at Samsung, the company's mobile payment platform will "gradually expand' to cheaper Galaxy smartphones. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense for Samsung to want to put Samsung Pay into as many hands as possible, especially given that the only hardware requirement is an NFC chip. A gradual expansion would mean that Samsung Pay will first expand to sub-premium Galaxy smartphones, such as the company's Galaxy A series. Unfortunately, no timeline was shared by the Samsung executive for the time being.

Samsung Pay is already live in South Korea, where it appears to be pretty successful, and the mobile payment service is about to launch in the US next week, where it's currently in its beta-testing phase. One of the main advantages of Samsung Pay when comparing the payment solution against rivaling products such as Apple Pay or Android Pay is the fact that Samsung Pay is compatible with most credit card payment terminals in the US, not just NFC-enabled ones.

source: Korea Herald

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21 Comments

1. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

it could bring back some use to those who have the older galaxy models, like s4, s5 and s3, note series and etc

6. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

they are talking about future non flagship phones, not updating older phones.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And you know this how? The article at the source says "older Samsung phones that have NFC". So any Samsung Galaxy smartphone that sports an NFC chip could be added. I dont see Samsung going as far back as an S2 maybe, but surely maybe ALL THE NOTES, The S3 and above and any Galaxy after the S3 whether its an S or not doesnt matter. Just any Galaxy phone released since the S3.. They could also make it very simply. They could just make the solution available to any Samsung device with Jelly Bean or higher. Old devices means old devices. It didnt say, devices that because old recently.

21. DaveElliott

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Very odd. I clicked on the source and the English version that it took me to using my Note 4 stock browser made no mention of this.

14. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

Makes it pointless if the older phones don't have the hardware necessary to take advantage of magnetic strip POS terminals. For phones prior to the s6, what Samsung Pay will bring can be obtained with Android Pay, if not more.

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I've bought an S6 and a Note 5 on Verizon. It's time to release on this network.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's not going to happen. Verizon is scumbag.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off you dont know. But Ive been with VZW since 1996 and I knwo how they are. Google Wallet did finally get to VZW...didnt it? VZW has said so far they are looking into supporting Samsung Pay. Hwoever, I decided I had enough of their BS and I move all my phone lines to T-Mobile. Once my tablet is paid I am shutting down that line. But I always keep one lien open just in case I want to come back, its much easier. But I preorder 2 Notes with VZW and right after PA posted an article about how VZW was the only US carrier not onboard with Samsung Pay. I went right online and cancelled my order and move to T-Mobile. Not going to give VZW $1600 of my money and I can get the features the phones come standard with. The reality is they have no choice but to support Samsung Pay because they offer no alternative and they will get sued.

10. det_bradlee

Posts: 156; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Verizon never allowed Google Wallet to function on it's phones. Google instead changed the app so it no longer uses the security chip in the phones (which Verizon had control over), and instead used Host Card Emulation security from Google's servers. There was no way for Verizon to block that.

19. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

Welcome to the T Mobile family. Don't forget to request your free Asus TM-AC1900 router. Just called their tech support department and tell them you'd like one so that you can have the best wifi speeds possible for wifi calling should you decide to actually use it. I use their router as my primary router and my original router as a secondary router although I could get away with just using their router. If your older router doesn't support wireless 802.11AC then it's worth the phone call.

7. cncrim

Posts: 1571; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Sorry, it won't happen

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

naysayers I say, effin naysayers. T-Mobile sucks here and I am unlimited with Verizon. I'm stuck based on my own priorities more than anything.

17. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yeah I was stuck for a while because I kept renewing phone lines everytime one of my four lines was eligible for an upgrade. Verizon helped make the decision easy by getting rid of 2 year contracts, not offering Samsung Pay, over priced service, etc. I'm fortunate to be in a area where T Mobile service far exceeds that of Verizon at home and at work for me.

15. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm sorry to here that.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Ok. The other phones will be able to use NFC. But that's pointless as if I'm going to use NFC, why not use android pay. The real advantage of looppay(samsung pay) is that it can be used with any magstripe terminal and used as a normal credit/debit card and that requires hardware if I'm not wrong.

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

.....

12. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I was left speechless after reading that comment too...

16. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not seeing your comment down here, I posted a similar comment in response to the initial post higher up. With that being said, yes you're absolutely right. If older phones don't have the hardware necessary to support loop pay, then it's pointless for Samsung to make it available to devices prior to the s6 and we might at well be using Android Pay.

13. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I can't wait for this to finally go live. I tried using Apple Pay and Android Pay but hardly any merchants accept them. Android Pay was very limited because it wouldn't even accept my Chase cards saying it isn't one of the banks that are supported. Samsung Pay should definitely come handy.

18. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 549; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not impressed in the least bit with the Note 5, so I'm waiting for the Note 6 and hopefully by then Samsung would have made enough improvements over my Note 4 for me to upgrade. By the time the Note 6 releases, Samsung Pay should have any early bugs that are to come worked out.

20. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

So you're telling me if I buy a Samsung device, I'll have Samsung and Android Pay? Why do they do this? I understand it's a money thing, but I just hate how if I buy a Samsung phone I have Samsung and Google versions of apps that do the same thing. Tons of them! And you wonder why the S6 is laggy as eff.

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