Samsung has updated its Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass apps by consolidating features into a new Samsung Wallet app.
After Apple and Google, it’s Samsung’s turn to overhaul its payment service, Samsung Pay, to turn it into a Samsung Wallet.
Announced a few weeks ago and already deployed in South Korea, this update aims to merge the manufacturer’s two payment and card management applications, Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass. In a blog post published on Thursday, Samsung goes into more detail about the strategy, features and rollout of its new Samsung Wallet app.
The idea for the firm is, like Google or Apple, to offer a single application that allows you to both manage your payments – including contactless payment – as well as all of your cards (bank cards, loyalty cards, etc.).
In addition to these rather classic functions, the Samsung Wallet application has a cryptocurrency wallet function as indicated by the manufacturer: “It even helps users view their digital asset portfolio by checking the value of their cryptocurrencies across multiple exchanges from one place”.
An application that can also manage official documents
Samsung adds that, later this year, its Wallet application will be able to accommodate official documents such as driver’s licenses and student cards. However, we still do not know in which markets this function will be offered and it will probably require the approval of the administrative authorities. It is therefore impossible to know, at this stage, if the digital identity card provided for in France can be integrated into Samsung Wallet.
It must however be said that France is not a market neglected by Samsung for the launch of Samsung Wallet. The country is one of six that will be affected by the initial deployment of the function alongside Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and the United States.
The deployment of Samsung Wallet is done gradually. To take advantage, Samsung smartphone users simply need to open their Samsung Pay or Samsung Pass app and follow the prompts to update to Samsung Wallet.
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