Mobile payment services are increasing in popularity and with all the big players such as Apple, Google, and Samsung expected to make an impact they’ll only become even more popular. Samsung and Google both will be releasing their versions of mobile payment options as Samsung Pay and Android Pay will be released later this year.
We just learned that Samsung Pay will be delayed until this September, and is expected to launch around the same time as the Galaxy Note 5. Since Samsung purchased Loop Pay, the developmental plans have been in conjunction with both Visa and MasterCard.
Samsung confirmed their version of mobile payments will be launched in the US, Korea, China, Australia, South America, and many larger markets throughout Europe. Samsung is hoping to gain some of the market share that both Apple and Google will be contending with.
Much was learned about Android Pay at the recent Google I/O event including the possibility of Bluetooth technology. Google teased us with what seems to be the ability for users to voice commands on Android Pay which not only makes the new service much more convenient, but incredibly responsive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be their best Phablet by far despite rumors that a 4K display wont’ be featured. We are expecting to see a slightly bigger screen, full metal body, octa-core processor, and of course all the typical sensors and features you would expect from a flagship.
Stay tuned for what seems to be the official announcement for both Samsung Pay and the Galaxy Note 5 which should come in the first week in September.