Update to Samsung Pay adds "Simple Pay" feature

Update to Samsung Pay adds
With mobile payment service Samsung Pay set to launch in the U.S. on September 28th (after undergoing beta testing in the states), Samsung has updated the feature to version 1.3.1716. The update adds "Simple Pay," which allows you to control where Samsung Pay will launch on your handset, so that it will be ready to use when checking out at stores. With this new feature, you can swipe up from the fingerprint scanner to the screen to activate Samsung Pay when in the Lock screen, the Home screen, or when the screen is off. Fingerprints are required to verify transactions.

The update also allows you to see each cards' virtual number at a glance, without having to click on some other link. The settings now include an update button, which wasn't there in previous versions. Samsung Pay is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, and the Samsung Galaxy Note5.

Unlike rivals like Apple Pay and Android Pay, Samsung Pay will work with NFC and with the magnetic bars on the back of credit cards. By supporting both, the number of retailers that accept Samsung Pay is much larger than the number that allow shoppers to use NFC based platforms.

Besides running through a beta test in the U.S., Samsung Pay has had positive results from its launch last month in South Korea.


source: AndroidCentral

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16 Comments

1. TechGadgetsz

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

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2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

What are the differences between Samsung pay, Apple pay and Android pay?

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Samsung pay works in way more places than the rest.

15. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

it works in more places, true but nowaydays very few are buying samsung high end phones. Soooooo.....

4. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Samsung Pay = Over 10 million stores accepted Apple Pay/Android Pay = 1.2 Million stores accepted Samsung Pay destroys Apple Pay and Android Pay, I've been using it for almost 2 weeks and it works flawlessly.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If that's true then Samsung sure is ahead of this game.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is mostly valid in the US only since most of Europe and the third world upgraded to chip and pin long ago but Samsung still had that advantage. Apple pay is in more countries right now, Android pay is only in the US right now (but as with Android being everywhere, it will be everywhere faster than the other two).

7. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Foolish statement. In majority of countries MST reader payment is still working(more than 80%)

10. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Google Wallet (before it was renamed to Android Pay) was already supported in many countries in Europe before Apple even announced its version.

16. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I wouldn't assume chip and pin also has NFC.

14. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes, anywhere you can use a card with a magnetic strip on the back the Samsung Pay will work there as well. Unfortunately for Android Pay and Apple Pay, the terminal at which you attempt to use those services must support NFC. Terminals that support NFC are greatly out numbered by your typical magnetic strip terminal. That being said this is one thing Samsung not only did right, but did first.

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the only true difference is where they work. Apple and android pay requires stores have newer readers which the big chain stores are already starting to have. while Samsung works literately everywhere there is a old or new card reader

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Everywhere in the uk has mst..... hardly anywhere has nfc

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1844; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Using the mag strip that is already in place at virtually every retailer restaurant hotel etc is genius! I saw a YouTube video of some guy using Samsung pay to pay for Chinese food at a rundown hole in the wall Chinese restaurant. The card reader looked liked it was one of the first reader's ever produced and it worked flawlessly. That right there told me this Samsung pay is legit.

12. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

f**k you Verizon.

13. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1359; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Not Just Verizon, I am on AT&T and they still have not pushed the update (5.1) to the s6 and s6 Edged which should include Samsung pay and they are a partner. There is 4 days left till launch and still no word from AT&T. What Gives? I hate carriers when they slow things like this down this is why there should be a class action suit against them. If I pay for a device and the features that a manufacture has built into them why is the carrier stopping them from being used?

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