Samsung Pay launches in India

Samsung Pay launches in India, now fully available in 12 global markets
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This mobile payments service debuts in India integrating Paytm and the government's Unified Payments Interface into the Samsung Pay app. Its launch makes India the 12th market to get full Samsung Pay support.
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Samsung Pay has just made its official debut in India, thus becoming the first big player to enter the local market and gaining an advantage over Apple and its similar service, Apple Pay. Tim Cook said last year that the company plans to launch Apple Pay in India, but they did not reach the local market yet.

In India, Samsung Pay integrates both Paytm and the government's Unified Payments Interface. The local digital payment ecosystem created by Samsung in India includes the following brands: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank. Citibank India will be added soon as well.

Samsung Pay will soon be available on the Gear S3 smartwatch, next to the handsets currently supported - Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Next to India, the service is fully available in markets like China, Singapore, Australia, Russia, South Korea, or the US.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-22 (Update: 2017-03-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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.