Samsung Pay finally launched in the UK: How to use it

Rumor has it, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy J7 (2017) sometime in June, along with another mid-range Android smartphone, the Galaxy J5 (2017).

Biometrics-backed mobile payment system Samsung Pay has launched in the United Kingdom, nearly two years after Apple Pay but potentially offering more modalities than just fingerprint.

At launch, Samsung Pay supports MasterCard, Visa and cards issued by MBNA, Nationwide and Santander.

To be fair to Samsung, the company have recovered well from their Note 7 problems past year and their new Galaxy S8 handsets have been very popular.

This means you can now shop using your credit or debit cards of participating banks on compatible Galaxy smartphones and make contactless mobile payments. It has Iris and Fingerprint scanner, water and dust resistant, Bixby Assistant and the revolutionary stunning full-screen display.

If you are interested in the Galaxy S8, and don’t have the cash to pay $689 right now, you can opt to finance it for $34/month through PayPal.

The Galaxy S8 twins, which have been universally praised as the best Android devices now available, debuted in North America and Korea on April 21st, then rolled out to several more countries in the following weeks. Twenty-five days after the device was put on sale, the company has confirmed that they managed to sell over 5 million of those Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Meanwhile, Samsung is planning to bring the Galaxy S8/S8 Plus to China next week.

Samsung has worked on a special feature with Transport for London (TfL) that allows users to set up payment as a separate “transport card” that can be used on all TfL and most National Rail services in London.

The company’s Security Enhanced Android-based Samsung Knox technology also monitors your phone’s payment information to help keep things safe – card information is encrypted in a separate and secure “data vault”. The sales gradually expanded to other regions, covering most major countries in Europe.

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