The mobile payment platform will be available on Galaxy devices.
Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass which eventually be replaced by Wallet and its security platform, Knox.
Samsung Pay has been the company’s mobile payment app to date in SA, while Samsung Pass is used to store and manage passwords for biometric sign-in.
If you’re already on Samsung Pay or Pass, expect a notification to migrate to Wallet when you open the app.
Forget the actual wallet, Samsung Wallet has a few handy features that may actually take over a handbag’s job. Samsung says you’ll be able to “securely store IDs, vaccine cards, train tickets, airline boarding passes, digital car keys, crypto wallets, debit, and credit cards” on the Wallet.
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Samsung says the app might not become available to all Galaxy users in South Africa at the same time.
“The release might be staggered, as it was in Switzerland,” said the company.
South Africa is among 13 countries to finally get Samsung Wallet. In October this year, the company gradually released Wallet in Switzerland. It plans to do the same in SA. When it staggered its release in Switzerland, the Korean company said this was to ‘enable a smooth release’ of its apps.
Other countries getting Samsung Wallet include Bahrain, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Sweden, Vietnam, and UAE. The countries join China, France, Germany, Korea, and Italy, Spain, the UK, and the USA – who have been using the platform for some time now.