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Samsung Pay launch in UK delayed to 2017

The main reason for the delay is that Samsung is still negotiating with banks. But it should bring the payment service to the UK sometime next year.

Published onNovember 29, 2016

Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service, first launched in South Korea and the US in 2015. The biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world has since expanded the service, as it is currently also available in Spain, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, and a few other countries.

At the beginning of the year, Samsung promised that it will also bring the popular payment service to the UK by the end of 2016. But unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to happen. According to The Telegraph, the company recently confirmed that the launch date of Samsung Pay has been pushed back. Samsung plans on releasing it next year but hasn’t given a more specific time frame as to when that might happen.

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Supposedly, the main reason for the delay is that Samsung is still negotiating with banks in the UK. These things apparently take a bit more time than the South Korean giant expected. But we do believe that the company is trying its hardest to bring the service to the UK, where it will go head to head with Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Do you see yourself using Samsung Pay when it hits the UK in 2017, or will you still be sticking to more conventional payment methods for now? Let us know in the comments below.

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