Samsung merges its Pay and Pass apps into a new Wallet interface
Many mobile device users, particularly those deep in Samsung's ecosystem, may be aware that the OEM offers its own answer to Apple Pay on its Galaxy-series smartphones. Now, it and its functions are officially slated to migrate to the new Wallet counterpart itself.
Now that Google has launched its own app by this name, Samsung's new app seems to be its take on this service as well. Accordingly, it is intended to "securely" store and display all the on-device loyalty and deal programs it can hold, as well as payment methods such as debit and credit cards, not to mention the crypto holdings supported by Samsung.
Like other similar apps, it may also start to support more and more compatible digital IDs as they become available, not to mention an increasing number of virtual car keys. Furthermore, since Samsung Wallet is also rated to absorb Samsung Pass, it can also hold digital travel passes as well as some vaccine certificates.
Updates to Samsung Wallet are slated to become available in its first 6 markets apart from South Korea imminently. Therefore, users in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Spain or Italy might be met with notifications to make the switch next time they open Pay or Pass sometime soon.