The Samsung Wallet application will soon arrive in Brazil, Samsung announced this Thursday (19). Mainly serving to store credit and debit cards, but also with password and document management functions, the service is a robust alternative to Google Wallet, uniting functions of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass.
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In addition to Brazil, the service reaches seven other markets: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. The launch forecast is for the end of January, but the company did not provide exact dates for each of the premieres. The app is currently available in 21 countries.
Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass in one app
Samsung’s digital wallet debuted in the United States in June last year (so seven months ago). The program served as a replacement for Samsung Pay, the manufacturer’s former digital wallet service.
Over time, the platform grew and began to add features of Samsung Pass, a credential management tool capable of validating entry on sites with biometrics, enabling facial or iris recognition, and storing sensitive information for recurring consultations, such as addresses, notes , credit card data and more.
So, Samsung decided to create a new product, the Samsung Wallet, which “fused” Samsung Pay and Pass, in addition to adding new features. In addition to the traditional functions of a digital wallet (storage of debit and credit cards and payment by approximation), the application also serves to store documents, digital house and car keys, airline boarding passes and passwords.
Samsung’s digital wallet is very robust and also meets investment needs, allowing you to monitor the digital asset and cryptocurrency market. All this protected by Samsung Knox technology.
Features vary by market
Samsung’s app is significantly robust, but not all functions are available for all markets. The company did not specify whether any features will be left out of the Brazilian application, so it remains to be seen whether users in the country will have restrictions.
It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Wallet application is available exclusively for owners of Galaxy line phones and, naturally, some features may not be supported by all devices.