Samsung Wallet, the company’s growingly popular digital wallet platform will be rolled out to 13 different markets in 2022. Since its launch in June 2022, the service has become hugely popular in existing markets and will now be available in more regions.
“We are focused on bringing the platform to as many markets as possible, as soon as possible, so more Samsung Galaxy users have the opportunity to reap the benefits of the digital wallet,” said Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of the Digital Life Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics.
Essentially, Samsung Wallet enables Galaxy users to organize their digital keys, boarding passes, ID cards, and other documents via a mobile application. After its initial release in select countries, the versatile platform has received wide popularity inspiring further expansion.
Samsung Wallet Features:
Below, we compile features that make Samsung Wallet a commendation-worthy tool for Galaxy users.
Samsung Wallet is a smart tool to organize documents online
Samsung Wallet allows users to store, organize, and access important documents online. Users can securely store bank cards, digital keys, travel passes, student IDs, etc. The company has put in the effort to enhance its security too.
“As Samsung continues to collaborate with a variety of trusted partners and developers, the capabilities of Samsung Wallet will continue to grow”, The company said in its announcement.
It’s More Than a Payment Service
It won’t do justice to consider Samsung Wallet as a mere payment interface. Though it gives users one-swipe access to payment platforms, loyalty, and membership cards, there is more to it. The platform also brings Samsung Pass secures passwords, and allows them to quickly and easily log into apps and services. Users can also monitor their digital asset portfolio by checking the value of their cryptocurrencies. Samsung will add support for official ID cards later in 2022 which includes driver’s licenses, and students’ ID cards.
Protected by “defense-Grade” Knox
The wallet gets its protection from Samsung’s own “defense-grade” security layer, Samsung Knox. It includes fingerprint recognition and encryption to protect users’ vital documents. Samsung also stores “sensitive documents in an isolated environment” to give them an extra level of protection. Due to its inclusive nature of service, the platform has become very popular despite being just a few months old. And users in more regions will soon get the service on their smartphones.
Easy Access to Home and Transportation
With the integration of SmartThings and collaboration with security companies, users can add digital home keys to lock and unlock their house doors easily with Galaxy smartphones. Besides, the wallet also supports digital automobile keys on BMW, Genesis, and Hyundai models to lock and unlock cards, start engines, and more. Samsung has also partnered with Korean Air which allows users to store boarding passes in Samsung Wallet to access them online.
Samsung Wallet Availability
Initially, Samsung launched Samsung Wallet in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the US. Now, the company has announced that soon, the platform will be rolled out in further 13 countries such as Since its launch, the wallet has become massively popular in China, France, Germany, Italy, etc. The company has announced that it will now launch its mobile wallet app for users in Bahrain, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Oman, Switzerland, etc.
To start using Samsung Wallet, Galaxy users can simply launch Samsung Pay or Samsung Pass app from their eligible devices, and follow the prompts to update the app. They can simply visit the Galaxy Store to learn more.
Samsung has not been specific about the rollout plan for the app but it will launch by the end of 2022.
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