The Samsung Pay platform will allow its users in the UK to pay for goods simply by using a Samsung smartphone. Bearing in mind the competition, Android Pay and Apple Pay, the South Korean manufacturer may have been behind the curve when it comes to launching its contactless mobile system in May this year.
Check Out With a Tap
You will be able to pay with your phone wherever they accept debit or credit cards, thanks to its NFC technology.
Firstly, you will need to activate the app on your phone and sign into your account. If the app is not pre-installed it can be downloaded from Google Play. Secondly, in order to authenticate future purchases, you will need to scan your iris or fingerprint, and enter a digit pin code. Then you’ll need to photograph your card and sign on the screen if necessary. Lastly, visit your local store and enjoy, because Samsung Pay is accepted at millions of places and you can pay wherever you want. Just hold it to a payment terminal that’s compatible and check out quickly and easily. It also works on public transport services in London.
Samsung Pay Safety Matters
It works using near-field communication (NFC) technology. Knox tokenization protects this platform by replacing card information with an encrypted digital token that is generated whenever a new transaction is initiated. In addition, no payment card information is stored on your device, as a precaution against thieves or phone loss. Each transaction must be authenticated personally. Standard bank anti-fraud measures are also applied.
Is Samsung Pay Compatible with my Device?
The service is now available on the following models: Galaxy S8, S7 and S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge plus, S6 and S6 edge, S6 active, Galaxy Note5, Gear S3 and Gear S2 (with NFC only). If you own an S8 or S8 Plus you will be able to authorise payments by scanning your iris, instead of the old-fashioned PIN code typing. The Gear smartwatches and the A Series smartphones will most likely start supporting this service in the months ahead. MyTrendyPhone offers you the models mentioned above and a wide range of other Samsung mobile phones that you can easily order online.
A Little Too Late?
Android Pay is its fierce competitor, released almost exactly a year ago. Any device with Android 4.4 and newer operating systems and NFC is compatible with this platform. Many believe that contactless and mobile payment technology is the future and that cash-free systems are going to play a huge role. Do you believe Samsung Pay has more to offer and has “joined the race” on time?0