Samsung is inviting people in the US to trial a beta version of Samsung Pay, its mobile payment feature that’s due to launch late next month.
Anyone with one of the latest Galaxy devices, including the S6 Edge+, Note5, S6 Edge, and S6, can trial the feature, which lets users make purchases on their phone.
Users must also hold a qualifying card from Bank of America (Mastercard or Visa), or US Bank (Visa). They can add up to ten payment cards to the Samsung Pay app, including credit cards, debit cards, and store credit cards.
To make a payment, users must launch the app, hold their phone near the credit card terminal and authorise the purchase with a fingerprint.
Payment information is only available through the user’s fingerprint or Samsung Pay PIN.
According to a statement by the Korean tech firm, Samsung Pay is the only mobile payment system that works in 90 per cent of US retail locations.
Samsung Pay is due to launch formally in the US on September 28th.
Fresh from its $4.5bn IPO, Nordic payments processor Nets has picked Spire as its partner to help with the physical roll out of mobile payments for Dankort customers.
Square has introduced a new update to its contactless and chip readers that reduces transaction speed to 4.2 seconds.
It seems laptops are about to catch the biometric fever as PayPal, Intel, Lenovo and Synaptics are collaborating to introduce FIDO-enabled embedded fingerprint solution to PCs.
Mastercard is working with Stripe to expedite the payment process for American sellers on the latter's marketplaces using the instant payouts feature from Stripe.