07 March 2017, India:
Samsung has launched its much anticipated ‘Samsung Pay‘ here in India. It is the simple and secure way to pay. It works almost everywhere you can swipe or tap your card, BUT what you need is- Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)! (Yeah, that’s sad, isn’t it)?
Samsung has confirmed that in its Early Access state, the mobile payment solution is available with select banks including Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, and Standard Chartered. Credit and debit cards of all these banks are supported right now, with the exception of SBI, for which only credit cards are supported. Samsung adds that Samsung Pay will be soon supported by American Express and Citi Bank. Additionally, Samsung Pay payment solution also lets users pay via Paytm wallet (Yaay, how cool!).
Register here for the Early Access Program on Samsung’s website.