Samsung Pay coming to the iPhone? Maybe, maybe not

Apple’s walled-garden approach has many benefits, like excellent compatibility between various products, a more polished user experience, and better security from malware. It also keeps the customer invested and trapped in Apple’s ecosystem, as other ecosystems or products may not have the services, apps, and features the customer is accustomed to on devices with a […]

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Samsung Wallet gets Government24 ID card integration in Korea

Samsung has announced it will bring the ability to save electronic certificates and IDs issued by the South Korean government in Samsung Wallet. Starting today, users can save their digital certificates on their Galaxy smartphones via the Samsung Wallet app for added convenience. Samsung Wallet integration with Government24 service in South Korea Galaxy smartphone users […]

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Hyundai, Kia Digital Keys now use Google’s framework rather than Samsung’s

Two years ago, Samsung announced that Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra users would be able to unlock their connected cars using Digital Keys. Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis were among Samsung’s first partners for this feature. Later, the feature also became compatible with Hyundai and Kia cars. This feature is changing slightly now. Today, […]

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Samsung Wallet users in India can save ID cards, tickets, boarding passes

Samsung has formally announced the availability of Samsung Wallet in India. Although Samsung Pay was upgraded to Samsung Wallet earlier this year, the company is only now announcing the merger of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass in the country. This new service allows users to store their bank cards, ID cards, tickets, and a lot […]

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Samsung to counter Apple Pay by not charging fees on Samsung Pay

Samsung has reportedly announced that it will not charge any commission to card companies for Samsung Pay transactions. Over the past few weeks, it has been reported that Samsung may start charging commissions to card companies, similar to Apple Pay. However, the company has denied that it will do something like that. Samsung Pay remains […]

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Apple forces Samsung to drastically change its Samsung Pay strategy

Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, and it has been close to eight years. Over the years, Samsung partnered with dozens of banks and card providers worldwide to bring easy mobile payments to consumers. However, the company has decided to drastically change its strategy over the past few months after the launch of Apple Pay […]

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Samsung Pay experience could get better in future with upcoming NFC upgrades

Samsung Pay allows people to make payments at PoS (Point of Sale) terminals using their smartphones. In this process, the Samsung Pay app sends your credit or debit card information to the PoS machine using NFC (Near Field Communication). This convenient feature might get even better, thanks to upcoming NFC upgrades. Currently, NFC can operate […]

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Apple wants to rival Samsung Pay in India

Earlier this year, Apple finally released its mobile payment solution in South Korea, rivaling Samsung on its home turf. And now, Apple is reportedly working on bringing the fight to Samsung in India. Apple appears to be in talks with Indian officials and authorities to bring the Pay service to the South Asian country. In […]

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Samsung Pay to offer additional benefits to Korean users during special events

In an official newsroom post, Samsung announced that it will hold special affiliate marketing events in South Korea. These marketing events will be for Samsung Pay, and they will focus on expanding the user experience with various brands. The aim of this event is to make users comfortable using Samsung Pay quickly and easily with […]

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Naver Pay usage sees massive surge after Samsung Pay integration in Korea

To counter Apple Pay’s entry in South Korea, Samsung launched the integration of Samsung Pay with Naver Pay two months ago. It allows Samsung Pay users to make payments for products and services inside smartphone apps and other online shopping services. Since the integration, Naver Pay has seen a massive surge in users. A report […]

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Samsung launches Galaxy A24 with MST Samsung Pay in South Korea

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A24 in South Korea. The smartphone was first unveiled last month and was then launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is now available in South Korea, and it can be purchased starting tomorrow. The Galaxy A24 (LTE) is priced at KRW 396,000 (around $296) in South Korea. It is […]

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Samsung Pay won’t be free for credit card companies anymore

After the launch of Apple Pay in South Korea, Samsung is changing its whole strategy around Samsung Pay. The company’s mobile payment service was free for consumers and credit card companies. However, the South Korean firm plans to charge credit card companies in a fashion similar to Apple. Samsung Electronics has reportedly notified all credit […]

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Apple Pay’s rapid expansion in Korea keeping Samsung on its toes

After years of speculation, Apple finally launched Apple Pay in South Korea, Samsung’s home country. It is now competing with Samsung Pay and Naver Pay, the two most popular mobile payment systems in the country. And it looks like Apple Pay is expanding rapidly in South Korea. According to a report from South Korea’s ETNews […]

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Samsung Pay has one less rival to worry about

Samsung has one less rival to worry about in the mobile payment market, particularly in Korea. While Apple Pay is in, LG Pay is out. The latter service will be shutting down in Korea next month, six years after its debut. A new report citing Pulse News says LG Electronics decided it will end its […]

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Apple Watches offering Pay in Samsung’s homeland is a hollow victory

Samsung might not be in a rush to bring the Pay platform to Galaxy Watch customers in South Korea. Although the company will likely react to Apple’s recent release of its own Pay platform, Samsung doesn’t seem to have any immediate plans to allow Galaxy Watch users to make NFC payments. And there’s a reason […]

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Samsung explains how you can fix recent authentication issues with Pay

Coincidentally, just as Apple Pay went live in South Korea, Samsung Pay users began facing payment issues with their service. Users experienced failed payments and biometric authentication errors, but Samsung took the matter seriously and started looking into the problem. The company solved the issue at its end, but it still left some users unable […]

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Samsung Pay suffers nationwide outage at the worst possible time

South Korea was the first market where the Samsung Pay mobile payments service was launched. The company eventually made it available to markets across the globe. It’s been several years since this service has been operating and as you’d expect, millions of people rely on it to make payments daily, particularly in Samsung’s home country […]

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Alleged insider says Samsung is reacting to pressure from Apple

Recent rumors said Samsung Pay might be coming to Galaxy Watches in South Korea, but things didn’t look very promising, given that an unnamed Samsung executive responded to the reports with the phrase “nothing has been decided yet.” However, things might indeed change for the better for Galaxy Watch users in Korea, and it all […]

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Samsung Pay’s integration with Naver Pay starts tomorrow

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay’s integration with Naver Pay will start in South Korea tomorrow. Naver Pay and Samsung Pay are among the biggest mobile payment services in the country, and they’re collaborating to compete with Apple Pay which recently entered the South Korean market. This collaboration enables Samsung Pay users to pay for […]

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Samsung Pay and Naver Pay join forces ahead of Apple’s arrival

Samsung appears to be reacting to Apple’s recent announcement that it will bring the Pay platform to South Korea this year. But Samsung is not the only domestic provider seemingly taking precautions against what could become a great competitor in the mobile payment market in Korea. Naver Pay, Korea’s second-largest mobile payment provider, has just […]

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