Samsung Pay UK
Samsung’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, will be available to use in the UK soon. The service could be announced at the February 21 Unpacked Event.
During European Forum 2016, Head of Samsung Pay Europe Nathalie Oestmann said that the Samsung Pay service will be available in the UK and Spain this year. There was no mention of the exact release date, but more details regarding the service will be made at the Mobile World Congress.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are all set to be announced on February. We pretty much know all the details about the upcoming flagship from Samsung. The stage could be used to announced other products and services as well. We are aware that a new Gear 360 camera is in the pipeline, which could also be announced at this event.
The South Korean mobile giant recently announced that their mobile payment service will allow users to make online payments in the US, sometime in 2016. It looks like Samsung wants to compete with Apples’ payment service, Apple Pay.
Apple Pay had been in the UK since July last year, but it isn’t as flexible and widespread as Samsung Pay. With Samsung’s mobile payment service, you can use your smartphone to pay for things at almost any payment terminal that supports NFC or MTS. Whereas Apple Pay requires special terminals installed and supports the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus and Apple Watch.
Samsung Pay will only work with their latest devices, which are, the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, Note 5, and the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
It is highly likely that the Samsung Pay UK announcement will coincide with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge launch on February 21. As of now, the Samsung Pay service is available in its home country, Korea, and in the United States.