Samsung Pay will officially launch in Thailand on November 16, it has been announced.
Samsung Pay will also launch in Malaysia and Russia and in a further 7 countries by the end of the year as the Korean tech giant looks to beef up its mobile payment service.
The service, which is currently available to some users on a trial basis before the official launch next week sees Samsung team up with the country’s major credit card merchants and banks.
When Samsung Pay officially goes live on November 14, customers from Bangkok Bank, Kasikornbank, Siam Commercial Bank, Bank of Ayudhya, Kasikorn Bank, Krung Thai Card Co and Citibank will be able to use the service.
Samsung Pay is currently available on a number of compatible Samsung phones and tablets sold in Thailand including the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, as well as the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the mid range A5 and A7.
To use the service, users just need to tap on the Samsung Pay app and follow the on screen prompts to register.
Once registered, customers can use their Samsung device as an e-wallet to pay for goods or services by tapping their phone on a credit terminal at the point of sale.
The customer then use their smartphone to scan their fingerprint to confirm their identity or swipe on screen before a payment is made.
Samsung has confirmed that customers will be able to use Samsung Pay at some of Thailand’s major shopping malls including The Mall, Emporium, EmQuarter, Paragon and BluPort, which recently opened in Hua Hin.
It will also be available in a number of retail stores, supermarkets and restaurants including Zara, H&M, innisfree, Dean & Deluca, Chester’s Grill, Gourmet Market and Home Fresh Mart.
To celebrate the launch of Samsung Pay in Thailand, Samsung is offering a free battery pack worth 1,590 baht to the first 3,000 customers who have the highest amount of transactions until Nov 23.
For more info visit Samsung Pay Thailand
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