Samsung Pay Expands to New Markets
As the demand for mobile wallets continues to grow, Samsung Pay has announced it will be expanding to new markets. By the end of 2016, Samsung Pay will be available in Australia, Brazil and Singapore, in addition to the United States and South Korea.
Late last year, Samsung Pay reported it would be entering the Chinese market in early 2016.
At this time, there is no information out about whether the expansion to new markets will come before or after Samsung Pay opens the option for online payments. This feature will also be introduced in 2016. It allows users to make purchases at online stores with their mobile wallets, not just at in-person registers.
Many users are still hoping that the South Korean company will offer Samsung Pay on additional devices. At this time, it is only available on select models of the Samsung Galaxy and Samsung Note lines. The manufacturer’s latest smartwatches, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic, are also compatible with Samsung Pay, though the features are somewhat limited on wearables.