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Samsung Pay launch in UK delayed to 2017

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Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service, first launched in South Korea and the US in 2015. The biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world has since expanded the service, as it is currently also available in Spain, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, and a few other countries.

At the beginning of the year, Samsung promised that it will also bring the popular payment service to the UK by the end of 2016. But unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to happen. According to The Telegraph, the company recently confirmed that the launch date of Samsung Pay has been pushed back. Samsung plans on releasing it next year but hasn’t given a more specific time frame as to when that might happen.

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April 27, 2016

Supposedly, the main reason for the delay is that Samsung is still negotiating with banks in the UK. These things apparently take a bit more time than the South Korean giant expected. But we do believe that the company is trying its hardest to bring the service to the UK, where it will go head to head with Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Do you see yourself using Samsung Pay when it hits the UK in 2017, or will you still be sticking to more conventional payment methods for now? Let us know in the comments below.

Samsung Pay launch in UK delayed to 2017

0

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service, first launched in South Korea and the US in 2015. The biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world has since expanded the service, as it is currently also available in Spain, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, and a few other countries.

At the beginning of the year, Samsung promised that it will also bring the popular payment service to the UK by the end of 2016. But unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to happen. According to The Telegraph, the company recently confirmed that the launch date of Samsung Pay has been pushed back. Samsung plans on releasing it next year but hasn’t given a more specific time frame as to when that might happen.

See also:

Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay Overview

April 27, 2016

Supposedly, the main reason for the delay is that Samsung is still negotiating with banks in the UK. These things apparently take a bit more time than the South Korean giant expected. But we do believe that the company is trying its hardest to bring the service to the UK, where it will go head to head with Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Do you see yourself using Samsung Pay when it hits the UK in 2017, or will you still be sticking to more conventional payment methods for now? Let us know in the comments below.

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 smartwatch will work with all Android 4.4+ devices

Back at IFA 2016, Samsung recently announced the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches. In addition to the built-in GPS, IP68 rating, optical heart rate sensor and other bells and whistles, the devices also support Samsung Pay, the payment service that turns your smartwatch into a wallet.

For those of you who are thinking of picking up a Gear S3 and see yourself using Samsung’s mobile payment system, we have some good news. According to a recent post on Reddit, Samsung Pay has been confirmed to work on the Gear S3 when paired with any – not just Samsung’s — smartphone running Android 4.4 and above.

See also:

Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay Overview

April 27, 2016

It looks like the South Korean tech giant has delivered on its promise to offer its payment service to all users, and not just those using their devices. From a business perspective, that obviously makes a lot of sense.

Samsung is trying to gain traction in a highly lucrative market where it competes with the likes of Apple and Google. And by continuing to limit the service to its own customer base, it wouldn’t be doing itself any favors. Especially considering that LG will also be entering the market soon with LG Pay.

If you are interested in getting your hands on Samsung’s latest smartwatch, we suggest you head over to their website for a great Black Friday Deal. Samsung is offering the Gear S3 Frontier for $299,99, which is 50 bucks off its regular retail price. The deal starts on Sunday, November 20th.

So, what do you guys think? Does the option of using Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 with any Android device (4.4+) make you want to buy one? Let us know in the comment section below.

Samsung Pay adds Rewards program to give users gift cards, products and more

There’s yet another incentive for people who can access Samsung Pay to use the company’s digital payment service. Today, the company officially announced Samsung Rewards, which will offer users of Samsung Pay points per transaction that can later be exchanged for items like gift cards and more. The program is currently limited to the U.S.

See also:

Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay Overview

April 27, 2016

Samsung Pay currently works with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Today’s announcement says that transactions made with the service by users will generate points that can be used to acquire gift cards from “some of (the) nation’s most popular retailers”. Samsung did not state just which stores are participating in the Rewards program. Alternatively, points can also be exchanged for pre-paid VISA gift cards, along with Samsung products and “more” (again, no details yet).

The normal amount of points you can earn per transaction is 10 points. The more you use Samsung Rewards, the more you will get, well, rewarded with extra points. Samsung says that if users make five transactions in one month, they will become “Silver” members and earn twice the normal amount of reward points for each transaction (20 points). If they make 20 monthly transactions, that turns you into a “Gold” member, and you will get triple the number of rewards points (30 points). Finally, if you decide to make 30 monthly Samsung Pay transactions, you are in the top “Platinum” tier and will get quadruple the number of points (40 points). However, the program’s terms and conditions page does say that there will be a limit of 50 Samsung Pay transactions a month that will be rewarded with points.

Aside from earning points, Samsung will also offer “Instant Winâ€� prizes for select Rewards members, starting with a trip to Napa Valley, California. The program itself is scheduled to begin on November 17, and is supposed to end one year after that on Nov. 17, 2017, although Samsung does say it can extend the Rewards program beyond that date or end it early.