Samsung Pay has already generated 400,000 purchase transactions since launching in South Africa in August 2018.
This success was achieved through strong partnerships with banking institutions including Absa and Standard Bank, Samsung said in a statement on Monday (11 March).
It added that the service was recently expanded to FNB and RMB Private Bank, and will be made available to Investec and Discovery Bank customers soon.
“We’re excited to offer this innovative technology to more South Africans and are confident that the nation will continue to embrace the convenience of Samsung Pay with great enthusiasm,” said Justin Hume, director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
Samsung Pay allows users to load their bank cards onto supported smartphones or watches. They can then make purchases using these devices at certified pay points.
Samsung Pay can be used on the following devices:
- Galaxy S10+, S10, S10e;
- Galaxy Note 9, Note 8;
- S9/S9+, S8/S8+, S7/S7 edge;
- A8 (2018), A7 (2017) and A5 (2017);
- Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 Watch and Gear Sport Watch.