Samsung Pay achieved some big milestones recently, with its unique Magnetic Secure Transmission technology allowing it to make a wide-scale debut in India, as well as officially launching in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.
According to Pocket Now, the digital wallet solution has also entered “early access” in Hong Kong and Switzerland. This brings Samsung’s global tallies closer than ever with rival Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay is rumored or confirmed to eventually head for Taiwan, the U.K., Poland, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Italy and Mexico.
Sweden and the UAE are the app’s debut countries in the Nordics and the Middle East respectively, while the Gear S3 smartwatch now supports wrist payments in Russia, Sweden and the UAE, alongside the U.S., Singapore and Australia.
However, there are still large, affluent countries opposing the Galaxy and Gear-compatible mobile payment app’s rapid expansion, including Canada and the U.K., where Apple Pay launched years ago.