Samsung launches new platform 'Wallet' to organise digital keys, payment

Samsung Wallet combines Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass to store and access digital IDs, payment and loyalty cards, keys and more

author_img IANS Published :  20th June 2022 11:14 AM   |   Published :   |  20th June 2022 11:14 AM
Samsung Wallet

Samsung Wallet

To help users organise digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and more in one application, South Korean tech giant Samsung on Thursday introduced a new platform— Samsung Wallet.

The company said that Samsung Wallet is protected by defence-grade security from Samsung Knox and takes advantage of an open Galaxy ecosystem by integrating with Samsung Blockchain Wallet to easily monitor cryptocurrencies and SmartThings to unlock doors.

"Samsung Wallet is bringing a new level of everyday convenience to mobile devices with a totally safe and secure environment for storing digital keys, cards and more," Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of Digital Life, MX Business at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to open ecosystems, we will continue to expand on the capabilities of Samsung Wallet by working closely with our trusted partners and developers," Han added.

Samsung Wallet gives users a refined interface and one-swipe access to their payment cards, loyalty and membership cards and more. It also incorporates the functionality of Samsung Pass which securely stores passwords and enables users to quickly and easily log into apps and services. Users can also add their digital home keys to securely lock and unlock doors with their Galaxy devices. It also supports automobile keys for select BMW, Genesis and Hyundai models.

Currently, the update has been rolled out for Samsung users from six countries— France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US. It is expected to be made available for all users in the coming days.

The company said that later this year, Samsung Wallet will also begin to support official IDs, such as mobile driver's licences and student IDs.

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy S22 Ultra model in the market and has received great reviews from users. 

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