What January 11? Samsung is selling Galaxy S21 FE in Russia right now

Samsung’s official release date for the Galaxy S21 FE is January 11. At least, for most of the world, but surprisingly enough, Russia appears to be getting a head start. There’s no pre-order period for the device in Russia because the Galaxy S21 FE is available for purchase at Samsung’s official online store right now. […]

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Samsung Pay will soon cease to support Boost QR payments

Boost QR support will be going away from Samsung Pay next week, and the company recently began notifying Pay customers in Malaysia about the service’s closure. The Samsung Pay app will receive a mandatory update on November 15, after which Boost QR payments will no longer be available. Samsung added support for Boost QR to […]

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Scan QR-Samsung Pay integration makes mobile payments in India quicker

Samsung India is making it easier for Pay customers to make quick QR code mobile payments on the go. The company announced today the integration of Scan QR with Samsung Pay. The feature is going live through a software update on Galaxy devices that support the platform. Samsung Pay has been able to scan Bharat […]

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Russian court bans 61 Samsung smartphones following patent lawsuit

Samsung’s smartphone business wasn’t doing too great in Russia earlier this summer, as its biggest rival from China, Xiaomi, was able to capture a couple of extra percentage points in terms of market share. Samsung hoped that the launch of the Galaxy M52 5G and M22 in Russia would close that gap with Xiaomi, but […]

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Samsung finally removes ads for Health, Pay apps

Last August, Samsung promised that they will start removing in-app pads for their first-party pre-installed apps. What they did not say though was when they would start doing so. We’ve seen the Samsung Weather app go ad-free and now two more of the apps are joining the party. Both Samsung Pay and Samsung Health are […]

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Banner ads in Samsung Pay and Samsung Health finally removed

Samsung has an annoying habit of promoting its own services across its entire smartphone lineup. While it is understandable on some low-cost devices, there is no legitimate reason for it to run ads on high-end smartphones such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The worst part is, there is no way to […]

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Galaxy Watch 4 gets Google Pay in markets where Samsung Pay is M.I.A.

Google is bringing its mobile payment platform to Wear OS in more countries, which means Galaxy Watch 4 users now have an alternative to Samsung Pay. Even better, Google Pay just went live for Wear OS in several countries where Samsung Pay has yet to be released. Following the recent update (via Android Police), Google […]

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American Express is ending support for Samsung Pay in India

Samsung Pay was launched in India four years ago with support for credit cards and debit cards from various banks and financial institutions. American Express was among those banks that brought Samsung Pay support in the first phase. However, the bank has now announced that it will end Samsung Pay support in the country. American […]

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Use Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Z Flip 3, get cool points

I uninstalled Samsung Pay a few months back when it came to light that Samsung is doing away with MST support on newer flagships, which means you can only use Samsung Pay with NFC-enabled payment terminals and card readers these days. While reviewing the Galaxy Z Flip 3, however, I set up Samsung Pay again, […]

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Samsung Pay finally stops native in-app advertising

Earlier this week, there was a leaked email that indicated that Samsung would not be doing any more in-app advertising on Samsung Pay. Well, now it’s official. The Korean OEM has indeed listened to the requests of its users to not show any more ads within the mobile payment app. Other 1st-party apps like Weather […]

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Samsung Galaxy phones can store your digital vaccination records

Once people start traveling and going places, it’s expected that some countries and some venues would ask for proof of vaccination. If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, you will soon be able to store your digital records on your device. Samsung has partnered with the Commons Project Foundation so users can store their verifiable […]

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Apple Pay demolishes Samsung Pay in the United States

Samsung Pay is one of the only payment portals supporting MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission). It has allowed the service to gain traction in many markets that do not have NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminals. It also adds an extra layer of security by not transmitting any actual credit/debit card information wirelessly. Despite that, Samsung Pay has nothing […]

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Samsung Pay will soon be able to store your COVID-19 vaccination records

Samsung will soon allow customers to store their COVID-19 vaccination record in digital format on their Galaxy smartphone, as long as they have access to Samsung Pay. The company has partnered with non-profit health care data organization The Commons Project to bring vaccination records to Samsung Pay customers. The process is simple and involves the […]

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Samsung will soon stop showing ads in its stock apps

Last year, Samsung started to show ads and promotions in some of its stock apps like Samsung Music, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Weather. Galaxy smartphone and tablet users were pretty outraged over this move and questioned whether they should continue buying products from Samsung. Now, it is being reported that those ads might go away […]

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Apple Pay is coming to take Samsung Pay’s business on its home turf

Samsung Pay doesn’t have any competition from Apple in South Korea, but this will apparently change soon. The South Korean government is planning to invest $133 billion on a new initiative called ‘K-New Deal,’ which is meant to help bolster projects across the digital and green economy sectors. The project is also looking to improve […]

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Do you need a Samsung account when using Galaxy devices?

Setting up a new Samsung account or logging in with an existing one is generally considered a part of the set-up process for a new Galaxy device, but is a Samsung account mandatory? The answer is ‘no,’ it is not. Galaxy devices can be used without having to sign in with, or even create a […]

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Samsung Pay to support mobile payments for Gyeonggi local currency

Gyeonggi-do is South Korea’s most populous province. It covers 31 cities and districts. Each has its own currency. Some of the cities and districts have local paper currency. Most of them provide prepaid cards that can also be used with Google Pay. Only three cities offer a digital currency. Samsung Electronics has been working with […]

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Samsung has a new credit card service with cashback offers in Russia

Samsung has just announced the release of a new debit and credit card service in Russia in collaboration with Tinkoff and Mastercard. It comes with various benefits, especially for Samsung customers who can take advantage of discounts of 20%-to-45% when purchasing Samsung products including smartphones, laptops, TVs, and home appliances. The 20%-to-45% discounts become available […]

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Smartwatch compatibility for Samsung Pay goes live in Germany today

Starting today, March 4, Samsung Pay customers in Germany can make mobile payments using their Galaxy smartwatches, with the list of supported models including the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch Active 2, as well as the latest Galaxy Watch 3 model. A beta program for Samsung Pay was released in Germany […]

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