Samsung announced to expand its mobile payment service in India by launching it on more affordable phones which accounts for a huge chunk of Samsung sales in the country.
The service Samsung Pay is already available on Samsung S6 Edge Plus and above flagship models, and now a mini version of it will be launched in budget-friendly handsets over the next few weeks.
Samsung Pay was launched in March in India, allowing Samsung customers to tap and pay using the debt/credit cards and walled stored on their mobile devices.
"Since its launch in India, we have received tremendous response to Samsung Pay and we remain committed to taking it to maximum number of consumers. Over the next few weeks, we plan to extend Samsung Mini as an update to some existing users of devices like J7 Prime," Samsung India Senior Vice President Mobile Business Asim Warsi said.
Unlike Samsung Pay, the Samsung Pay Mini is particularly designed for mid-range smartphones and does not support tap-and-pay using credit/debit card like the main app. Instead, it will come only with UPI and mobile wallet payment options.
"Samsung Pay Mini is designed to cater to requirements of mid-segment consumers. While J7 Max is the first device to get Mini, it will be made available on select existing J series devices shortly," Warsi said....