Samsung Wallet rolling out to 13 new markets this year
Introduced first back in 2013 as Samsung's mobile wallet system, Samsung Wallet became Samsung Pay in 2015, and then bounced back in early 2022. After being announced at the Samsung Unpacked event in February 2022, Samsung Wallet rolled out in June. Today, the platform is available in essential markets such as China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
According to Samsung, "the platform will be even more widely available for users in Bahrain, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam and UAE" by the end of the year. Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of Digital Life Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics, revealed that the company aims to bring Samsung Wallet "to as many markets as possible, as soon as possible."
Secured with fingerprint recognition and encryption via Samsung Knox, Samsung Wallet allows its users to do more than just digital payments. Its list of features includes the ability to organize and access various documents and IDs, such as driver's licenses, student IDs, bank cards, digital keys, and travel passes. Obviously, more capabilities will be added in the future as Samsung continues to bring additional trusted partners and developers into the fold.