It was last year, in July, that Samsung and PayPal officially announced a partnership that would bring the two payment services together, letting Samsung Pay users utilize the payment platform for purchases in retailers, as well as in apps and from online merchants.
So far, Samsung has kept its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, exclusive to its flagship Galaxy S/Note and certain premium mid-range devices. However, the company is reportedly looking to bring Samsung Pay to non-Samsung devices as well now.
Samsung today announced that it is bringing PayPal support to Samsung Pay thereby allowing users to pay for their in-store transactions using their PayPal account.
After launching Samsung Pay in China, Spain, Brazil, and Russia, Samsung has now expanded Samsung Pay to Thailand. The company had first announced its intention of bringing Samsung Pay to Thailand in October last year, with a limited-access trial run going on in the market since then.
Samsung today announced that it would be launching Samsung Pay Mini in the first quarter of the year, with a pre-launch trial beginning in the company’s home country in South Korea from February 6. Samsung Pay Mini will work with all Android 5.0+ devices and let users easily make online payments.
Taking advantage of its MST technology, Samsung is reportedly planning on launching Samsung Pay in India alongside the Galaxy S8 next year. NFC-equipped PoS terminals are a rarity in India which forms the backbone of smartphone-based payment services like Android Pay and Apple Pay. However, Samsung Pay is compatible with older PoS terminals thanks to its MST technology.
Rewards programs are not new by any means, but when it comes to the mobile payments market, it’s still something that hasn’t found its footing.
Samsung Pay To Expand To Three New Countries By Year End; Brings In-App Payments and Deals to United States
Samsung has announced that it will be expanding its mobile payment service — Samsung Pay — to Russia, Malaysia, and Thailand before the end of this year. With the addition of these three new countries, Samsung Pay would be supported in 10 countries by the end of 2016.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled earlier this month and brought iris scanning technology to Samsung’s smartphone platform. Today the Korean tech giant announced that the same iris technology has far more uses than unlocking and securing your device.
After successfully launching the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has launched a new offer for Samsung Pay — a transaction system that allows users to turn their device into a ‘tap-&-go’ credit card. This new promotion by Samsung has been dubbed the High Five Referral Programme and it rewards users with $5 for every friend they invite to use the system