In addition to officially presenting its new Galaxy Tab S8 and its new Galaxy S22, Samsung took advantage of its Unpacked to review some improvements brought by the latest version of its personalization layer: One UI 4. Within the software section , he also announced the launch of your alternative to Google Pay and Apple Wallet: Samsung Wallet.
It is a new tool that replaces Samsung Pay and combines “digital payment, identification, keys and asset management”. The company intends to release it on board the Galaxy S22, although feature availability will vary by region. Let’s see what he offers.
Mobile payment, digital ID and keys
As Samsung explains, the Galaxy S22 series will hit the market in a few days with Samsung Wallet, a new “comfortable and secure” app that lets you store your IDs, credit cards, passwords, car keys and cards. boarding in a single tool. It will also offer the ability to manage “complex digital assets” such as cryptocurrencies.
It is, in short, an evolution of Samsung Pay with which the company claims to want to “simplify the routines of its users”, from the presentation of the student card to the collection of travel documents before a flight. . An alternative to Google Play, in other words.
Samsung guarantees that to protect user information, Samsung Wallet has different levels and layers of end-to-end security through the Samsung Knox platform. At present, the service has the support of such important partners as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as several brands in the automotive world such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ford, KIA and Hyundai.
It should be clarified, however, that although Samsung Wallet is compatible with the entire Galaxy S22 series, it will gradually reach different countries. From Samsung Spain they have confirmed that in our country it will be launched in the coming months, but they have not specified when.
The manufacturer also warns that the digital ID function will not be available before the end of this year (and not in all countries), and that the boarding pass function and the access ticket function will be first launched in South Korea. .