Samsung has officially announced the arrival of Samsung Pay in India. It is mobile payment service from the company which allows users to pay for transactions at stores using their smartphones. The launch has come at the same time which was mentioned in a previous leak.
Samsung has partnered with Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards, and Standard Chartered Bank for the Samsung Pay at the moment. It supports cards from Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. It will be adding support for Citibank India in the near future.
As for compatible devices, Samsung Pay is available on the Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Samsung has already rolled out a software update to these devices which brings the Samsung Pay app.
Once you have installed the update, launch the Samsung Pay app and link your Samsung account. The next step is to add your card(s), you can add as many as you want. After this, you simply need to swipe up and choose the card using which you would like to pay. You will be asked to authenticate the transaction either via fingerprint or PIN. The final step is to bring your Samsung device closer to the POS (point of sale) terminal and that’s it.
If you are a Samsung Gear S3 owner, you will have to wait for some more time before Samsung Pay arrives on the wearable.
HC Hong, Samsung Southwest Asia’s President and CEO said,
“Samsung Pay is an example of how we continue to push the boundaries of innovations to make life simpler and better for consumers. I am confident Samsung Pay will redefine digital payments and contribute to Digital India.”