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Samsung Pay Adds Masterpass, In-App Payments And 3 New Countries

If Apple’s most recent quarterly earnings report made anything clear, it’s that digital wallets have huge potential for growth.

As if in response, Samsung’s have announced a bevy of new features for their own payment service Samsung Pay.

The cream of the crop here is integration with Mastercard’s digital wallet Masterpass, which will allow both digital wallet services to pull data from one another and save users time.

It’s a major get for the service, which has also begun rolling out as an accepted payment option for a number of US retailers and services in recent months. The other big feature being added to the service will see users offered discounts, deals and coupons for businesses near them from within the Samsung Pay app.

These additions come alongside a pledge by Samsung to bring the total number of countries where the service is supported to double digits. 

The company plans on bringing Russia, Thailand and Malaysian customers into the fold by the end of the year. This will put Samsung at parity with Apple when it comes to the number of countries supported by their service.

Apple launched Apple Pay in Russia earlier this month but has yet to find a foothold in Malaysia and Thailand.

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