Samsung Pay has been one of the exclusive services of the Korean manufacturer's smartphones since will be launched in September 2015But today Samsung announced plans to bring its platform to non-branded Android phones.
Samsung Pay Mini it's already official. The new service will offer online purchases to non-Samsung Android smartphones after downloading the dedicated app for it. To use Samsung Pay Mini you will need a phone with Android 5.0 or higher and a screen resolution that is at least 1280 x 720.
Also included with Samsung Pay Mini is the ability to be a member of Samsung Pay membership, lifestyle and transportation services. What not included is the skill to make offline payments in stores.
Samsung is also planning to include a new feature in Samsung Pay Mini which it has dubbed Shopping, which will be able to connect with local store services online that have partnered with Samsung. This feature will be added to the Samsung Pay app.
Right now the plans go through launch the Samsung Pay Mini beta for February 6, with a full release in South Korea for the first quarter of the year.
While this service for non-Samsung phones not fully functional as is the Samsung Pay app that has offline payments. Samsung expects users to test out a Samsug phone and the full Samsung Pay experience after exploring the capabilities of the Samsung Pay Mini app.
In order to experience this Samsung Pay Mini app globally, it seems that we will have to wait a bit for that international launch, because not a word has been said about when it will be released outside of your country.