Samsung has announced that its Samsung Wallet will be available in 8 new countries that include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan starting from the end of January. The company already offers Samsung Pay in India.
The company launched the Samsung Wallet platform last year and expanded its services to 21 countries — 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.
What is Samsung Wallet?
Samsung Wallet is a quick, easy and secure way for users to organize and access important documents and identifications – from bank cards and digital keys to travel passes, driver’s licenses and student IDs – with just one swipe.
The Samsung Wallet platform is protected by Samsung’s security platform, Samsung Knox, which includes fingerprint recognition and encryption to make sure users’ important data are protected.
Samsung says that the Samsung Wallet stores particularly sensitive documents in an isolated environment, which offers an extra layer of protection against potential digital and physical hacking attempts.
We should know more details when it launches later this month.
Regarding the new announcements, Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of Digital Wallet Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics, said:
When Samsung launched Samsung Wallet last year, we committed to building the experience through open partnerships with our business and service providers and ensuring access to the platform for as many people as possible
Over the past several months, we’ve worked hard to rapidly expand the availability of Samsung Wallet, bringing the platform to more potential users. We look forward to sharing exciting new developments in the year ahead.