Samsung's next smartwatch will also feature NFC and mobile payments

Samsung's next smartwatch will also feature NFC and mobile payments
It was only a couple of weeks ago, when Samsung announced its latest and greatest smartwatch – the Gear S, which brings independence to the world of wearable gadgets, with its own 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities. Future customers are already eager to get their hands on the yet unreleased timepiece, all the while Samsung is already at work on its next reincarnation.

As Apple brought NFC and mobile payment to their (also yet unreleased) Apple Watch, so will Samsung do the same with their next gen smartwatch, Business Korea reports. Apparently, Sammy is in cahoots with PayPal and Synaptics (leading biometrics verification specialist) and they are working to integrate a quick and easy mobile payment system in the Gear S successor, which will employ a fingerprint scanner for verification, no less.

Reportedly, the new wallet system will have its own app, which will notify users of deals nearby and allow them to pick out the item they want to purchase, before they even set foot in the store. After going in and picking their product up, all the user would have to do is press their finger against the watch's biometric scanner, and that would be it.

Sammy's 3rd generation smartwatch is said to be released next year – maybe “early”, but that sounds like a big maybe. None the less, Samsung will probably do their best to not delay the launch for too long, as Apple's own Watch is said to be released “early next year” as well.

source: BusinessKorea via SamMobile

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59 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Of course it will :)

4. SManTech

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Considering Samsung already has NFC in their smart phones. It just makes sense to put it in their existing smart watch lineup as well. Also Sony's smart watches have had NFC for years. Also look at the latest Sony SmartWatch 3 which will be available to the public next month. It has NFC as well.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol two thumbs up. You took the words right out my mouth.

18. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

And it will rush it before Apple Watch, and after that they will say how Apple is "copying". Sometimes I think Samsung is led by the kind of people from Anti-Apple fans club, as they act just as ridiculous.

39. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It is also ridiculous how people like you thinks Apple invents everything...

51. AlikMalix unregistered

Never said that Apple invented everything. You need text reading accessibility option that's on iOS until you learn to read.

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

i emailed them 7 months ago saying watch gear live android wear needed nfc for payments. now that i use the watch for everything i hate having to use the phone for my nfc payments. oh and ninetysix how do you think apple is going to use the nfc on the watch for payments when there is no fingerprint scanner, but after samsung just said it i bet the apple watch will add a scanner

52. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

And some kind of zoom/scroll alternative like the digital crown on the side as well :)

2. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Here we go again! As soon as apple or lg or anybody do something Samsung copies and paste.

3. SManTech

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

In case you don't realize this, but Sony's smart watches already have NFC. Including their latest Android Wear SmartWatch 3 has NFC. Oh and you can get that smart watch starting in October. Where is the Apple Watch. Oh wait that right it won't be available until next year.

7. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Not the nfc, its the payment function. It's ok for sammy to follo since now if something becomes a standard, others will follow. Like fingerptint, big screen, and so on and so on. Let the customer judge who follows who.

11. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Big screen!!!!!!LMAO!!! From your words that samsung is the one who copied Apple in the "Big screen" LOL!! you're a pretty good example for a brainwashed iZombie.

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think you fully understood his comment.... Try one more time.

20. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Oh my bad!, thanks for pointing that out :D

30. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'm not about this but WHO is the first launched and released the full touch screen? Apple or Samsung?

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Neither actually, IBM simon was one of the first full touchscreen phones

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

samsung and palm and many others, granted we used a stylus, but your a young kid so i will forgive you, now take teddy and go back to bed like a good little brainwashed iboy one of the first portable phones had touch screen, your just not smart so you cant understand it.

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

hey there willy we all know all companys say well people like that lets add it, but its apple who sues everyone after they copy the idea from another company and say no we did it better so we are suing you. i have been using my nfc to pay for years so apple copied that, moto atrix had finger print scanner apple copied that, android big screen , apple copied that, notification drop down, widgets, i could go on and on the fact is apple just screw people over they should be a good sport and say we have listened to our customers and they want this so we will add that, thats all its not hard, just old people with sticks up there asses cant think past there eco system.

59. Mcalderon0411

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 25, 2014

I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought android users have had the ability to pay through NFC for at least a year already.

25. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

It may have it but is it used for anything meaningful?

57. dc123

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

It doesn't matter that Sony had it first, but every time apple does something Samsung is always trying to copy it. Look at the finger print scanner for instance. Motorola did it first but Samsung didn't care until apple put finger scanners in they're phones. Samsung straight up sucks when it comes to phones, especially the design. They need to take a hint from LG and HTC. And another thing, sales don't mean anything. Even if Samsung sales more phones than LG or HTC doesn't mean that they make the best phones

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

jeezes man give it a break already. NFC have been in smart watches before the iWatch. It's great now everyone will be doin this for mobile pay ments. give it a rest

17. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Let me fix that for ya: Here we go again! As soon as Samsung or anybody do something Apple and LG copies and paste.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

How many smartwatches do they have to release per year?

15. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

6 so far, will grow exponentially to hundreds and thousands over next few years.

28. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are the same Smartwatch, one with the other without camera. And the Gear Fit was a fitness band, not a smartwatch. So we have the Gear, Gear 2/Neo, Gear Live and Gear S which isn't released yet.

46. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

In other words they are making suckers pay for alphas and betas.

6. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

NOW THATS INNOVATION

8. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Battery?

9. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Samsung is quick about changing things. I remember when the iPad whatever number came out Samsung came right out and created a tablet lighter and thinner than the iPad a few short months later.

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