Samsung recently launched Samsung Wallet in India, after announcing its plans to bring the app to eight countries earlier this month. The company had teased the launch in India two days prior. Samsung Pay, which has been available in India for some time, is now being upgraded to Samsung Wallet.
The new app can store credit/debit cards, digital currency, login passwords, health/vaccine passes, and more. It functions similarly to Samsung Pay, enabling mobile transactions through NFC and UPI (only in India).
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Samsung Wallet can be upgraded from Samsung Pay through the Galaxy Store, starting today. Eventually, all Samsung Pay-enabled smartphones will be able to upgrade to Samsung Wallet. The company may expand the availability of Samsung Wallet to more countries in the near future.
Samsung has partnered with several national banks in India to make their credit and debit cards compatible with Samsung Pay. Currently, only AMEX, MasterCard, and VISA cards are supported, but RuPay compatibility is expected to come soon.