Samsung is slowly rolling out its mobile payments service to new markets across the globe. Over the past few months, Samsung Pay has been expanded to China and other markets, and now it’s live down under. Samsung has confirmed today that Samsung Pay has now been launched in Australia, enabling its customers to pay on the go with their compatible handsets.
Samsung Pay is available in Australia starting today. Compatible handsets include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5. At launch, Citibank credit card holders and American Express issued card members will be able to use Samsung Pay for purchases at participating retailers.
“It’s the next development for Australians who use their smartphone as the central device to live, organise and enjoy their lives,” said Prasad Gokhale, Vice President, Mobile Division, Samsung Australia.
The company points out in its announcement that in the first six months of the service being launched in South Korea and the United States, Samsung Pay has surpassed over five million registered users and processed more than $1 billion of transactions in South Korea alone.
Samsung Pay has also been launched in Spain recently, it’s the first market in Europe for the payments service. The company will continue to expand this service to additional markets over the coming months.