Samsung is updating Wallet at the same time as Google will soon do the same. The home of your ID, vehicle keys, credit cards, and much more is now Samsung Wallet, the result of months of teasing, which unites Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass.
Update: The Galaxy Store now offers Samsung Wallet; details are below.
LONG LIVE SAMSUNG WALLET, SAMSUNG PAY IS DEAD Samsung Wallet: What is it? The reintroduction of the 2015 logo unites Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass under one roof. All the work that the other two apps did is now handled by one app. It’s a strategy aimed mostly at Apple Wallet, which has effectively done the same thing for years.
First and foremost, credit and debit cards will be able to be stored in Samsung Wallet.
Since the app uses the same technology as Apple Pay and Google Pay, you can link a card to it and use it in stores that allow NFC payments on compatible smartphones. Additionally, you can save store loyalty cards, the majority of which will show as a barcode or QR code that can be scanned at the register.
Additionally, the new software will be able to access digital vehicle keys, airline tickets, and more.
According to Samsung, the app will soon support legitimate IDs like a driver’s license or student ID. Additionally, there is support for cryptocurrency wallets. Samsung has agreements with Korean Air, BMW, Kia, and Genesis regarding tickets and car keys. But that list will undoubtedly grow over time.
WHEN AND WHERE CAN I GET SAMSUNG WALLET? Today, June 16, Samsung Wallet will begin to be distributed. The US, UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany will all be able to download the new app.
All Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 9.0 or higher will be able to use the app, but some functions are only available on eSE or UWB-enabled devices.
Update, 6/21: the Galaxy Store now allows you to download Samsung Wallet. The majority of Galaxy smartphone owners in eligible locations are immediately receiving the app, which has replaced the listing for Samsung Pay. However, you should be able to force the update from the Galaxy Store if you are not experiencing the new features.
However, some users have complained that the app isn’t yet accessible in their area. Be patient as Samsung hasn’t finished the rollout yet!
Google’s 9TO5 It’s admirable that Samsung is consolidating its digital wallet offering into a single app, and this particular solution looks to work well.
However, it’s difficult to understand how Samsung Wallet is more appealing when Google is doing the same thing. Because it is restricted to a single ecosystem, Google Wallet will undoubtedly receive more support from third parties than this app (in time).
I sincerely hope to be proven wrong, but this choice is similarly difficult to justify to Samsung Pay. The last compelling reason to utilize it was MST, but that argument is no longer valid.