The Prominent South Korean tech company Samsung has recently declared to launch its Samsung Wallet – known as the competitor of Apple Wallet – the application that stocks digital keys to the membership cards and IDs along with cryptocurrency (though crypto is not supported by the Apple Wallet). To be precise, the status of Samsung Wallet is not that of a unique application. It was operative in advance of 2013 however Samsung Pay took its place in 2015. At the moment, the exclusive Samsung Wallet application is to integrate several current Samsung services in one place, bringing more convenience to consumers.
Samsung Wallet Adds Crypto, Keys, and IDs
At present, the respective Samsung Wallet application is present, replacing Samsung Pass and Samsung Pay. Some time back, the latter was accountable for the management of the payment cards of the consumers, whereas the focus of the former was to organize the passwords but now the situation has changed. In addition to this, the latest application additionally has integration with SmartThings along with permitting it to stock some car and digital home keys.
Apart from that, the Wallet application is compatible with the Blockchain Wallet application of Samsung for cryptocurrency. In the coming time, the digital IDs of the consumers (like driver’s licenses and student IDs) will also be kept by the application – this characteristic was provoked during the event titled “Unpacked” at this year’s beginning. If you possess a compatible Hyundai, Genesis, or BMW car, you can additionally stock the digital keys of your automobile in the very new Samsung Wallet application (to have a continuous starting and unlocking of the car in your possession by using your phone).
Other Notable Facilities Offered by Samsung Wallet Application
One more beneficial feature states that boarding passes will also be supported by that Wallet. Nonetheless, at this time, it is just restricted to the boarding passes of Korean Air, thus you are permitted to utilize it in the case of moving to the home country of Samsung, for instance. Expectedly, the facility will spread to the rest of the airlines in the future (nevertheless no details have been shared by Samsung in this regard up till now).
In the terms of the application’s availability, it is accessible now across the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as the other European countries taking into account Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. To obtain the latest Wallet application offered by Samsung, the customers are required to open Samsung Pass or Samsung Pay from the eligible Galaxy phone that they use along with doing as suggested by the prompts to shift to Wallet.
The consumers should be aware that the application will not be supported and run by the entirety of the Galaxy phones. One requirement for the eligible Galaxy phone is that it should be at least Android 9 Pie or above with Samsung Pay enabled on it. The rest of the Wallet’s features additionally demand a Galaxy phone that contains operable eSE (the security hardware of Samsung).