Samsung Pay gets support for Discover cards

Samsung Pay receives support for Discover cards in late June 2017
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Although Discover promised its customers to bring the company's cards to Samsung Pay in early 2016, adding this functionality took far longer than expected. However, Discover cards can now finally be added to Samsung Pay.
Codrut Nistor,

Back in 2015, when Samsung Pay was unleashed, Discover promised to offer support for its cards to those using this new service in early 2016. Unfortunately, that did not happen as promised. Now, one year later than expected, users of this mobile payment platform can finally add their Discover cards to Samsung Pay.

Not long ago, Samsung Pay offered support for three banks in the United Kingdom, namely First Direct, M&S Bank, and HSBC. Thanks to its ability to process NFC and MST transactions, Samsung Pay can be used in stores where its competitors like Apple Pay or Android Pay are useless.

The list of handsets with Samsung Pay support gets longer as time goes by, although it also depends on the market taken into account. Flagship devices were the first ones to gain Samsung Pay access, and now mid-rangers like Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy A3 (2016) are expected to join the list.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-26 (Update: 2017-06-26)
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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.