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 for lower-end phones as well by saying, “it will gradually expand [… the] service is going well, and I think more users will be able to use it.”
One of the setbacks also apparent for Samsung Pay is its exclusivity on Samsung smartphones which aren’t 100 percent of the world’s smartphones. Hey, it happens.