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Samsung to pre-install Samsung Pay on (almost) all of its phones next year

With the exception of some low-end handsets, Samsung will pre-install its mobile payments service on all of its smartphones beginning 2017.

Published onDecember 15, 2016

Samsung will pre-install its Samsung Pay mobile payments service on most of its smartphones beginning next year. According to Business Korea, the service will appear on all models with the exception of some low-end handsets.

Samsung began preinstalling Samsung Pay on its phones starting in 2015 in the US and South Korea, but this occurred exclusively on its flagship devices. Now, Samsung is reportedly aiming to preload it on less costly devices as the price of manufacturing fingerprint scanners (necessary for Samsung Pay’s authentication) decreases.

Samsung Pay launch in UK delayed to 2017

Samsung is also planning to launch Samsung Pay Mini next month, a version of the Samsung Pay app which is compatible with non-Samsung smartphones. Apple recently rejected its proposed launch on the Apple Store.

Meanwhile, Samsung Pay to continues to expand to more regions and is expected to land in Russian, Malaysia and Thailand before the end of 2017.

If you own a compatible Samsung handset, you can download Samsung Pay for free via the Google Play store at the link.

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