Reports claim that Samsung is set to partner with American Express for introduction of Samsung Pay mobile payment solution to India during the first half of 2017. Samsung has begun testing the feature in India starting December 2016, with the latest update of Galaxy Note 5 bringing the Samsung Pay app to the system according to Sammobile.
According to Mashable, the Pay feature will be introduced in India – after the rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update in India, which includes the Samsung Pay app and a notification claiming: “The future of payments is coming soon!”
Mashable further claims that Samsung is also looking for opportunities to partner with Mastercard and Visa as well.Samsung already partners American Express in regions including the US, Australia and South Korea already.
Earlier this week Samsung launched a mobile web payment service in South Korea for all sorts of smartphones that are powered by Android OS. The service called Samsung Pay Mini will let Android users make online transactions in S Korea after downloading a dedicated app.