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Samsung Pay Debuts in India, Works With Select Galaxy Devices and Gear S3

In the late December in 2016, it was hinted that Samsung Pay – A mobile payment service might come in India in the first half of 2017. Now, Samsung India has started taking the early access of registration in India.

As of now, Samsung Pay is compatible with – Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016) and the Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones. Last month, Galaxy Note 5 received an update which enabled Samsung Pay app to the phone. It is also supported in Samsung Gear S3.

 Samsung Pay Getting Started Guide

Samsung Pay is currently supporting banks including – Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered while American Express and CitiBank will be added soon. You can add both Debit and Credit cards.Those who want an early access to Samsung Pay can register on the Official Samsung Pay page.

In order to complete the registration, you need to have a Samsung Account which will give you a unique Samsung ID, apart from this you need to give your mobile number and pin code. After the registration, you will receive an email from Samsung as a confirmation.

The email also says,

“The Early Access Program will be available shortly, details of which will be shared subsequently”.

Samsung Pay TutorialSamsung Pay works on a Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies that let users makes contactless payments at PoS terminals. This is a great move done Samsung and will contribute to the Digital India Campaign. Although, this service by Samsung was announced and implemented in other regions long time back.

Amit Bhawani, a tech journalist from Phone Radar, tried it out and it works in select stores as of now, but hopefully it will expand and many more store will incorporate it.

Here’s the link to his demo video as well:

Credits: Karan Singh, Amit Bhawani & PhoneRadar

More Info: Samsung Official Site

About Shobhit Aggarwal

Shobhit Aggarwal
Shobhit Aggarwal is the founder of Gadgets Parade. He is a tech geek from over a decade. He is very passionate to know more about new improvements in the tech world and tries to adapt it as much as possible. His first goal is to suggest his viewers with the best technology which the money can buy and also which can ease their life. Second, he wants everyone to get updated with the technological news as the world is adopting technology so fast, in almost every field. His suggestions and reviews are based on his understand and experience, they are totally unbiased.

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