MasterCard and Samsung to launch Samsung Pay in Europe

Samsung Pay in action on a Galaxy S6 device
Samsung Pay
While the US and South Korea will get Samsung Pay later this summer, MasterCard and Samsung announced they will bring their mobile payment service to Europe as well.
Codrut Nistor,

Although Samsung's mobile payment service was expected to arrive alongside the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, that did not happen. Samsung Pay was only unveiled next to the new handsets and now is scheduled for launch in the US and South Korea "later this summer." In addition to these two major markets, MasterCard and Samsung Electronics have just announced they will bring Samsung Pay to Europe as well.

According to the official press release, "Samsung and MasterCard will together roll out Samsung Pay throughout Europe. Card issuers will be able to connect to the MDES platform and activate the Samsung Pay service upon launch." Unfortunately, they did not announce when is this going to happen. Samsung Tomorrow also reveals that "Samsung is currently working with banks and partners to bring the payment service to Europe," but without any other details.

MasterCard announced earlier this year that it will provide tokenization services to Samsung Pay for secure transactions, thus enabling a quick scaling connection to US banks that are part of the program. Samsung Pay will probably reach Europe this fall, but there is no official ETA yet. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-31 (Update: 2015-07-31)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.