Samsung Pay to Offer Online Payments in 2016
Samsung Pay is significantly expanding this year, allowing users to pay for products online, not just in stores. The new online payments option will give consumers a chance to purchase products and services directly from their mobile devices, in addition to using their mobile wallets at their favorite restaurants and retailers.
There is no information when the online payments will be available, but it should be by year’s end. Only customers in the United States will be able to use the feature initially, until Samsung chooses to open it up to other markets.
The same phones that support Samsung Pay should also support the expanded version. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+, and Galaxy S6 Active. Samsung representatives are saying the company will have more “handset availability” some time this year, which means other Samsung phone users who do not have the latest devices could be able to take advantage of the mobile wallet and all of its new features.
Opening the door for online payments could make Samsung Pay a direct competitor for PayPal, and may put the company ahead of other mobile wallets like Android Pay that do not yet have this feature.