Samsung’s mobile phone powered payment solution will be coming to Australia, and perhaps sooner than you think, with a launch all but confirmed for mid next week.
Samsung has sent an invite to journalists to attend an event next Wednesday to launch Samsung Pay into Australia. Included in the launch will be a hands-on demonstration of the technology at work, meaning that deals with local payment processors must already be in place. American Express and Citibank are all but confirmed to be launch partners for Samsung Pay in Australia, with reference to both brands in the invite sent around earlier today.
We know that — locally at least — Samsung’s 2016 flagship mobiles will be supported by Samsung Pay. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will likely support Samsung Pay in Australia from launch, as well as others from Samsung’s recent releases including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Samsung’s 2015 range also support Samsung Pay in other countries, but it is unknown whether they will be supported here (though it does seem likely).
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