Samsung is getting rid of Samsung Pass, though it will continue to offer all of the services that were available through the app. In that regard, Samsung is folding Samsung Pass into Samsung Pay to provide Galaxy smartphone users with one consolidated service.
In the broad strokes, Samsung Pass has essentially functioned as a password manager for Galaxy owners, insofar as it allows people to store their login information for different apps and websites. They can then use Samsung Pass to log into those sites without needing to re-enter their username and password. Samsung Pass itself is secured with device biometrics, though it does not have its own password generator, nor does it support two-factor authentication.
All of those features will now be available in Samsung Pay, as will other utilities that were previously offered through Samsung Pass. Most notably, Samsung Pass allowed Galaxy owners to create Digital Keys that could be used to unlock select smart vehicles, and other devices that are compatible with the SmartThings platform. Users will even be able to share those digital keys with trusted friends or family members through Samsung Pay once the migration is complete.
The expanded Samsung Pay will also be able to store a greater number of documents. The service already offers support for debit and credit cards. The Samsung Pass integration will extend coverage to loyalty cards, coupons, and tickets for everything from a movie to a flight. The flight tickets can be stored alongside a boarding pass in the digital wallet.
In that regard, Samsung has already partnered with several airlines in South Korea, and it is planning to partner with more airlines in the months ahead. The revamped Samsun Pay will give users the ability to use the app to manage cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, and allow them to record notes and information like addresses for their own reference.
Both Samsung Pay and the defunct Samsung Pass are protected with the Samsung Knox security platform. The changeover has already taken place in South Korea, and will be hitting other markets through an update in the not too distant future. However, the improved Samsung Pay will only be available on Galaxy phones with Android 9 Pie or better, so Samsung Pass will remain a separate app on devices stuck on anything up to or including Android 8 Oreo.
Source: Android Headlines