Verizon Wireless Confirms Samsung Pay Available on Galaxy S7 Devices

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by Tatsiana Yablonskaya · 3 min read
Verizon Wireless Confirms Samsung Pay Available on Galaxy S7 Devices
Following Samsung Galaxy Unpacked in Barcelona last month, Samsung introduced its latest flagship smartphones—the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge—to Chinese consumers at a launch event at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing (SCECIS) on March 7, 2016. Photo: Samsung Newsroom/Flickr

Verizon dispels prior information and publishes official data that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will support Samsung Pay.

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will support Samsung Pay, informs Verizon. Allegedly, Samsung Pay was going to be excluded from the phones’ capabilities. However, Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon’s Vice President of Communications, has dispelled all the doubts by his tweet – the app will be available on both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Initially, Samsung Pay was going to make its UK debut when the Galaxy S7 was put on the market, but it did take some time.

Lawyer Herald reported that different mobile carriers had set their shipment dates and launch of Samsung’s flagship phones. T- Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint were expected to launch the devices prior to the official release. The early launch was caused by a large number of preorders they received from customers. Verizon, on the other hand, decided to follow Samsung’s official launch.

Samsung Pay will not come pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy S7and S7 Edge. The users are free to choose whether they need this option or not while the app is always available for download for free at Google Play Store with a 3.2 MB file size.

Samsung finds it very important to make two such high-profile devices support Samsung Pay. The app is available in the USA, South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Brazil. Last autumn, Verizon added Samsung Pay to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 devices, even if only after a delay. The company aims at building on its initial take-up, and the support of the country’s largest operator is central to this.

According to IBTimes, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were launched in the USA and Australia on March 11.  Samsung Pay is not going to stop with the S7 and S7 Edge – now it is working on the Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5. It is necessary to note that such U.S. services as AT& T, T- Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular also support Samsung Pay.

Samsung has recently been recognized as a new strong competitor on the mobile payment market. Apple Inc. and Google, that used to rule the market, now face the challenge from the South Korea’s largest company processed more than $500 million in transactions since entering the U.S. market in September.

According to mobile-payment researcher Crone Consulting LLC, Samsung has signed up 5 million users since September. Apple Pay has attracted 12 million monthly users globally since its October 2014 launch and Google’s Android Pay has 5 million people using it monthly since becoming available in September 2015.

It hasn’t been long since Samsung Pay only worked on five of its latest Galaxy phones. Now we see that the range has expanded. At such a rate, Samsung has all chances to lead the mobile payment market.

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Tatsiana Yablonskaya

Taking strong interest in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and IoT, Tatsiana Yablonskaya got deep understanding of the emerging techs believing in their potential to drive the future.

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