Samsung Pay Rumored for UK Release Along with Galaxy S7
The long awaited release of Samsung Pay in the UK may finally be on the horizon.
Nathalie Oestmann, Head of Samsung Pay Europe, announced at the European Forum 2016 that the mobile payment system will be “coming to the UK and Spain very soon this year”.
It will coincide with the unveiling of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, scheduled to take place on February 21st, a day before the Mobile World Congress. While the company has not officially confirmed it will be introducing Samsung Pay to UK users at this event, this time would allow Samsung to make the most of the buzz flooding the market about its new devices.
Samsung Pay competes with Apple Pay which launched in the UK in July 2015.
In other news, Samsung has been working hard to make its mobile wallet compatible with the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new version of Samsung Pay has already been released, even though Samsung has not announced when it will be pushing out the Marshmallow firmware on its devices.
Samsung Pay first made its debut in the United States and South Korea last year. In January, Samsung said it would be expanding to Australia, Singapore and Brazil by the end of this year. The mobile wallet is already set for the Chinese market in the first quarter of this year.