Samsung's Pay and Pass services were merged into Samsung Wallet earlier this year. Like Google and Apple's digital wallets, the Samsung Wallet enables users to store digital IDs, cards, boarding passes, and tickets on top of payment functions. It even supports storage of smart doors, automobile keys, and cryptocurrency wallets.
The South Korean firm adds that Knox is integrated in the Samsung Wallet, which improves the security of the app by adding layers encryption and biometrics such as fingerprint recognition. It says that Knox also taps an embedded chip found on compatible Galaxy smartphones to avoid physical and digital hacking.
- Debit and credit cards
- Loyalty and membership cards
- Official government IDs
- Driver's licenses
- Student IDs
- Smart locks
Vaccine cards and certificates
- Airline boarding passes and train tickets
- Digital key cars for select models
- Cryptocurrency/blockchain wallets, and more
The Samsung Wallet app was initially rolled out to eight countries including the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, but it is now heading to 13 more territories in Europe and Asia before the end of 2022.
- South Korea
- South Africa
- Australia (as of January 19th, 2023)
- Hong Kong
Samsung says that users will be prompted with a software update when opening the Samsung Pay or Pass app once the new Wallet app becomes available. Alternatively, you can check the Samsung's Galaxy Store app for updates.
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