Samsung-Pay

Samsung pay, the mobile payment service from Samsung, was launched into the first country on the Europe continent last month (Spain). Now it has set foot in an entirely different region. Australia. For the first time, users down under will be able to use the contactless payment service with compatible banks.

And launching partners for the Samsung pay are the Citibank and American Express. Only compatible phones such as Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S7, S7 edge and the Note 5 will be able to use the service and they have to be on marshmallow Android 6.0

If your carrier hasn’t pushed the update to your phone, then you might be out of luck. It was seen that the service would only work on an NFC terminal in Spain but that isn’t the case in Australia. Old credit card swiping machines are will also be able to make a financial transaction that is authorized by a fingerprint.

The payment service has been a craze in the tech world. Sure apple started the payment revolution with its Apple Pay Service but Samsung was the real propeller of the mobile payment methods.

“Today’s launch of Samsung Pay offers more than a secure and convenient way for Samsung smartphone owners to pay,” Prasad Gokhale, vice president of Samsung Australia’s mobile division, said in a statement. “It’s the next development for Australians who use their smartphone as the central device to live, organize and enjoy their lives.”

If you did not know beforehand, then let me tell you that the combined transaction value of Samsung pay has surpassed $1 billion recently.

“This success indicates a tremendous opportunity in Australia, a market where contactless payments are already in strong demand,” said Elle Kim, global vice president of Samsung Pay’s Mobile Communications Business. “It’s our goal to one day replace wallets, by making every card accessible on Samsung smartphones.”