Samsung Wallet expands mobile payment support to these 13 countries
More comfort for more people
Earlier this year, Samsung solidified its plans to make Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass more versatile by moving them in together. By using the Samsung Wallet app, the company hopes to make it easier to access all of your virtual IDs, passes, and cards in one place. The app is already available in eight countries, but a new wave including 13 more countries is expected to start by the end of this year.
In the next two months, Samsung will launch the Wallet app in Bahrain, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam and in the United Arab Emirates (via SamMobile). These are alongside the markets where the app is already available – China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, UK and US.
All of this means that India will miss out on Samsung Wallet until the champagne opens for 2023.
Samsung Wallet lets users make payments with their credit or debit cards and manage their access to membership cards, boarding passes, and even cryptocurrency wallets.
Wallet can even store personal IDs and government-issued documents like driver’s licenses and protect access to them by requiring biometric authentication to unlock the app. It’s a step ahead of what Google has to offer with Google Wallet, but the challenges of offering digital driver’s licenses are global.
The app is available on the Google Play Store and Samsung’s own Galaxy Store for apps.