Samsung Wallet launches in Korea

Samsung Wallet launches in Korea
Samsung Wallet was displayed earlier this year and the app is now available for Korean Android users to download on their devices. Similar to Apple Passbook, Samsung Wallet is more of a depository where credit cards can be stored along with tickets, membership cards and coupons. Online purchases can be made using the information in the wallet confirmed by a PIN number or a one-time password. Technically not a competitor to tap to pay features like Google Wallet or ISIS, the app is location based which means that you can get a notification when you are near a store that you have a coupon for, stored in your Samsung Wallet.

Samsung Wallet is available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE. The app is available in Korea from Samsung's own app market.

Google Now has similar capabilities and can display boarding passes and Fandango movie tickets. But not all Android devices in Korea have been updated to Android 4.1.2 which is necessary to receive Google Now, and this has left a crack open for Samsung Wallet.

source: Samsung (translated) via Engadget


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