Samsung Electronics is set to expand its digital wallet service to eight new markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, and Canada, starting from the end of January. The Samsung Wallet is a comprehensive platform that allows Galaxy users to store and manage their digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards, and more in a single app.
The wallet also includes a digital assets card that allows users to view their cryptocurrency assets and its total value. In addition, users can now add their vaccine record to the Samsung Wallet through CommonHealth.
Jeanie Han, the Executive Vice President and Head of the Digital Wallet Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics, commenting on the expansion, indicated that when Samsung launched Samsung Wallet last year, it committed to expanding the platform’s accessibility and creating new partnerships with business and service providers. He also added that the firm has been focused on rapidly expanding the availability of the Samsung Wallet, bringing the platform to a wider audience. We are eager to share exciting new developments in the year ahead.
Samsung Wallet was first introduced in 21 countries, including Bahrain, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam, UAE, the U.K., and the U.S. The availability and launch of specific features and supported device models may vary by market and are subject to change, according to a Samsung statement.
In May 2020, Samsung integrated with Axiata Digital’s Boost in Malaysia, but discontinued the Boost QR payment feature on its Samsung Pay app a year later.
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