The current breadth of mobile payment systems is still fairly limited. We’ve focused in-depth pieces on the three major efforts from Android, Apple and Samsung so far. In regards to the chaebol of the group, it says that Samsung Pay has been doing well for them, especially in its home country, and expansion is not a question of if, but how and when.
Rival chaebol LG hopes that the wild west is still open enough for one more payments solution as it plans on launching something that could appear in both Korea and the US as early as next month.
The company is signing [...]
While we mention the spread of Samsung Pay to different devices, Samsung or not, we have to have the territory to use the service in. So far, Samsung has reached deals with banking, retail and cellular network partners in South Korea and the US. We’ve been promised a further push into other countries like the UK, Spain and China during Samsung’s August event.
Well, look at that: SamMobile is reporting that we’ll see those three countries receive Samsung Pay in Q1 of next year.
Same device rules are in play — the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ [...]
Samsung Pay is doing well for itself across Korea. New figures show that a million subscribers in South Korea have made over ₩100B in transactions, 75 percent of which were made with Magnetic Secure Technology. But Samsung’s Injong Rhee wasn’t just interested in giving out digits. Instead, he was focused on expanding the chaebol’s technology reach on multiple fronts in an extensive interview.
Rhee says that Samsung Pay — with its MST — is mainly up against not other mobile payment systems, but with plastic.
More and more, all the plastic cards — [...]
Apple Pay started its international romp over the past quarter after having been bound by continental shores just before. Sure, you may have a bit of trick to pull if you need to make a purchase above £30 in the United Kingdom on the popular Apple Pay or other systems, but improvements and farther reaches have been slowly and surely coming. Now we’re getting word of some huge real estate Apple wants to tackle: China.
Apple has taken $13.4 million to set up shop in China within Shanghai’s free-trade zone as Apple Technology Service (Shanghai) Ltd. and is awaiting for [...]
If you’re behind a compelling feature at a company like Samsung, you should probably bring it to as many possible applications as you can. The Samsung Pay mobile payment system, featuring magnetic secure transmission technology, has started on its way to traction. But with availability limited currently to the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it’s an amenity for those who can afford to pay for it in the first place.
Maybe not so, says JK Shin, Director of Mobile Products. He responded to a question on whether or not Samsung Pay will be available [...]
Remember when the company even announced Samsung Pay? It was with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge debut. Samsung promised a launch within the year and we got it. In addition to tap-and-go NFC payments, thanks to acquired technology from LoopPay, you can swipe your Samsung phone (S6 or later) down most magnetic stripe readers.
But the laggard mobile payment system still needs to mount a credible challenge to its forerunners Apple Pay and Google Wallet — soon to be with Android Pay. And to do that, it will need to hop, skip and jump fast while a new type of “payphone” [...]
One of the biggest changes to the smartphone scene in 2015 has been a dramatic rise in the quality of budget to midrange smartphones, as OEMs race to capitalize on the huge market of users who simply want a reliable phone without having to drop $700+, or sign a contract with their carrier. As phones like the Idol 3, Zenfone 2, and Moto G surface, we’re seeing more handsets with terrific specs (sometimes even outpacing some flagships), great software, and interesting new hardware designs. Accessible versions of the flagships many lust after, but simply can’t afford. [...]