Samsung Pay spreading to every Galaxy phone with fingerprint sensors

Mobile payments are on the move. They seem like they’ve gone nowhere and everywhere at the same time. But usage has steadily increased over the past few years and Samsung feels like it can kick mobile payments up a notch by making Samsung Pay more available next year.

How available? The chaebol told Business Korea that it has decided to pre-load the Pay app on all of its smartphones with fingerprint sensors next year. Most mid-to-low-end phones will get the app in 2017.

Mobile division chief Dong-jin Koh hinted at the system’s expansion to mid-range models in August. It’s not clear how many models will get the MST technology that allows top-end Galaxy phones to “swipe in” at credit card terminals.

A “Samsung Pay Mini” app is also in the works, but as opposed to being an app that only supports fingerprint sensory, it is mostly targeted towards online payments.

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