Monday, 6 March 2017

Samsung Pay goes live in India

Samsung is finally launching services of its mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay in India. Users who had signed up for early access can now set up their Samsung Pay account and start using it to make payment via their devices.

Currently Samsung Pay works with Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016). The Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017), that launched in India earlier today will also get support for Samsung Pay soon. It is not known, Samsung plans to add older devices to the list.

Samsung Pay supports MasterCard or VISA debit and credit cards issued by Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI* and Standard Chartered banks (*SBI only credit cards are supported for now).  The service will soon start supporting cards from American Express and Citibank as well. Additionally, users can also add their PayTm wallet accounts in the Samsung Pay app.

The Samsung Pay was launched back in August 2015, and uses Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies, to let users make contactless payments at PoS terminals.

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