Samsung has been teasing the arrival of Samsung Pay in India for past few weeks and now it seems to have gotten one step closer to the actual launch. Samsung is now inviting users to sign up for Samsung Pay’s early access program.
Samsung Pay currently supports MasterCard and Visa issued by Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Cards and Standard Chartered Bank. Early access also supports debit cards from all the aforementioned banks except SBI. Moreover, Samsung Pay will also support Paytm.
Samsung says American Express & Citibank India will be added soon and are working with other banking partners to bring them on board.
Samsung Pay is Samsung’s mobile payment service that allows users to make payments at regular point-of-sale kiosks wirelessly through NFC and MST technology. Samsung claims paying through Samsung Pay is more secure as the user does not have to share their actual card information to transact.
Samsung hasn’t announced which retail partners support Samsung Pay in India but we expect Samsung to reveal it in the next few days.
Register at the link for the early access program. Click here.