“Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch…”
It looks like Samsung Pay – Samsung’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – is about to arrive in India.
Signs first emerged earlier this year, when an Android update brought the Samsung Pay app to recent Samsung smartphones. Now, the company is inviting interested users to try it out through an “Early Access” program.
The service is supported on the Galaxy Note5, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+, and the Galaxy A7 and A5. Indian users can sign up with SBI debit cards, and Visa and Mastercard payment cards issued by Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank. American Express and Citibank support are forthcoming, Samsung says.
Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch, though Samsung hasn’t yet set a date for that or for the beta trial, for that matter. Nevertheless, it appears the service’s launch in India is imminent, with Samsung nearly ready to bring its mPayment platform to an enormous market.