Samsung Wallet launched in South Africa Easy-to-use, secure platform that organizes your digital life needs – Samsung Newsroom South Africa
Samsung Pay combined with Samsung Pass to store and access digital keys, payments, membership cards and much more…
Samsung South Africa has announced the launch of Samsung Wallet1a new digital platform that will enable local Galaxy lovers to organize digital keys (SmartThings car keys), access offline and online payments, membership cards, transport cards, coupons and Samsung Passin one, user-friendly and secure mobile application.
If you thought Samsung Pay was good, think again – it just got better! Meet Samsung Wallet now, with just one swipe up, you’re ready. Samsung local customers can now look forward to a combination of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass all in one where you can store passwords, addresses and card details for easier web surfing and shopping, along with bank and membership cards.
According to Euromonitor Research (2021) – for most consumers, security and privacy are the most important factors in the use of digital wallets. In this modern age, consumers see losing their phones as the equivalent of losing their wallet. Samsung has taken all this into account and ensured that Samsung Wallet is protected by defense-grade security from Samsung Knox. With Samsung Wallet – you will now have three (3) ways to pay. You can still swipe up from your Galaxy device’s home screen and open the app from the icon, but you can also open Samsung Wallet by double-tapping the side key.
“Samsung Wallet is a one-stop solution to replace a physical wallet. This digital innovation definitely brings a new level of everyday convenience to mobile devices with a completely safe and secure environment for storing digital keys, cards and more. As part of our ongoing commitment to open ecosystems, we will continue to expand the capabilities of Samsung Wallet by working closely with our trusted, local partners and developers,” said Justin Hume, Vice President of Mobile Experience at Samsung Electronics South Africa.
It is more than just a payment service
Samsung Wallet will now provide local users with a refined interface and one-swipe access to their payment cards, membership cards and much more.2 Samsung Wallet also includes the functionality of Samsung Pass, which securely stores passwords and allows users to quickly and easily log into apps and services.3
Convenient access to the home
With the integration of SmartThings and Samsung’s partnerships with well-known home security companies,6 local users can easily add digital home keys to easily lock and unlock their doors with a Galaxy device.
As secure as it is simple, protected by Samsung Knox
Samsung Wallet is protected by a defense-grade security platform, Samsung Knox. Protection includes fingerprint recognition and encryption that will help protect local users’ sensitive data so that only the device owners can access important information. Together with Samsung Knox, certain important sensitive elements in Samsung Wallet are stored in an isolated environment – the built-in Secure Element, which also helps protect against digital and physical hacking.
This incredible platform will be available to local consumers from November 2022. Local Galaxy users will simply open the Samsung Pay or Samsung Pass app from their eligible Galaxy devices9 and follow the instructions to update and migrate to Samsung Wallet, alternatively you can visit to learn more.
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1 Availability and launch of specific features may vary by market and user’s device model and are subject to change.<
2 Available on select cards and programs; details of the Services may vary from market to market and are subject to change.
3 Available on select apps and services; details of the features may vary from market to market.
4 Available on selected exchanges; details of the Services may vary from market to market and are subject to change.
5 Available at selected types of identifications, institutions and schools; details of the Services may vary from market to market and are subject to change.
6 Available at selected smart door locks and markets. For a list of global partners, please visit https://www.smartthings.com/products-list.
59 Software updates are currently scheduled to be released
510 Requires Samsung Pay-enabled Galaxy phones running Android 9 Pie or later. Some items require an eSE-enabled device. For a complete list of compatible devices, please visit www.samsung.com.