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It is very likely that Samsung engages in controlled leaks of upcoming products, a strategy that has worked well for Apple over the years. Some intentional leaks are more blatant than others. For example, the South Korean electronics maker has updated its Samsung Pay app with references to an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is a rumored feature of the Galaxy S10. Well, it was a rumored feature, up until now. Samsung has essentially confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will in fact boast an in-display fingerprint sensor. The references in the updated Samsung Pay app are not a coincidence, and in one of the instances, it even specifically mentions the Galaxy S10. So yeah, it's going to have one.... Read more...
Samsung Pay has been a mainstay for Galaxy smartphone users in the U.S. market, as the digital payment service first launched back in 2015. However, a new problem has now surfaced for some Android users that has to do with actual the Samsung Pay framework. Samsung Pay framework is an app that is bundled on Samsung phones that is designed to provide some of the functionality for Samsung Pay. Usually, that app works quietly in the background drawing no attention to itself, but of late the framework has a big issue for some users. For some, the app is causing significant battery drain. Reports of the battery drain issue have turned up on Reddit with some users claiming that battery usage... Read more...
Many have touted mobile payments and digital wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay as being more secure and convenient than regular plastic credit cards. It turns out these mobile methods can be just as vulnerable to scams as more traditional payment methods. In fact, Samsung recently confirmed that Samsung Pay is susceptible to wireless credit card skimming. How does Samsung Pay work? Samsung Pay actually utilizes several methods to keep customer information secure. Unlike some other mobile payment options, Samsung Pay can also use a magnet in order to transmit information. Magnetic Secure Transmission or MST essentially shoots out a magnetic code from a small coil in the phone that... Read more...
Samsung is bringing its premium design philosophy over to its mid-range line of smartphones, the newest of which will also feature its mobile payment technology called Samsung Pay. They include three new handsets for 2016: Galaxy A7 with a 5.5-inch display, Galaxy A5 with a 5.2-inch display, and Galaxy A3 with a 4.7-inch display. Both the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A5 sport a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, so the number of pixels is the same, they'll just be more densely packed on the Galaxy A5. The 4.7-inch Galaxy A3 is the sole deviator with an HD (1280x720) display. All three are Super AMOLED panels, which historically tend to produce bright and accurate colors. The Galaxy A7 is the burliest... Read more...
Apple made a big splash in the market last October with the introduction of its Apple Pay contactless payments system. Using a combination of NFC hardware, Touch ID, authentication software and numerous partnerships with banks, credit card companies and retailers, Apple sought out to revolutionize how we pay for everything from Big Macs to 14 gallons of diesel fuel at the pump. While Google has laid the groundwork for its own competing, fingerprint-authorized payment service called Android Pay, Samsung has taken it upon itself to launch its own service. Samsung Pay promises to bring the best of both worlds, as it not only supports NFC technology (as we’ve seen with Apple Pay), but it can also... Read more...
It appears that the launch of Google's Android Pay service could be a lot closer than we anticipated, and we have none other than McDonald's to thank for the information. There's little that's quite so satisfying as a hot and juicy McLeak. The information came forth through a message presented on an employee computer terminal. It mentions that Samsung Pay is due to launch on the 21st, which you might notice is a date that's already passed. As we learned just a couple of weeks ago, the actual launch date for Samsung's service is September 28, although a beta period is available for some testers now. When Google announced Android Pay earlier this year, we were told that we could expect Android... Read more...
In-app purchases are coming to late-model Samsung Smart TVs, thanks to new payment system with the straightforward name Samsung Pay On TV. Anytime you want to load up on gems, gold, or other digital merchandise, you’ll be able to make the purchase with just a few taps on your remote. Samsung Smart TV supports PayPal accounts and credit or debit cards. Initially, you’ll enter your PayPal or credit account login info with the on-screen Samsung Secure Keyboard. One nice touch: If you already have a Samsung mobile device, you should be able to transfer your account info and payment methods immediately, without having to re-enter all that info. Once your PayPal or credit card information is in the... Read more...
In an attempt to get a leg up on Apple's mobile payment system, Samsung is reportedly not going to collect fees for its own rival service in Korea and perhaps in the United States as well. Dubbed Samsung Pay, the service is set to launch sometime this summer and will be in direct competition with Apple's Apple Pay system.Initially Samsung was going to tack on 0.0015 percent fees to its partnered credit card companies, which include Shinhan Card, Samsung Card, KB Card, Hyundai, Lotte Card, NH Card, Woori Card, Hana Card, and BC Card. However, Samsung now has a grander plan of expanding its smartphone footprint, so it's doing away with fees, both for its partnered credit card companies and value-added... Read more...