The company is planning to expand the service in the U.S. next year by opening up Samsung Pay to online purchases as well as offering the electronic wallet on more of its phones, reports Reuters.
Previously, only a few pricier Samsung phones — the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6, and S6 Edge Plus — offered Samsung Pay. Lower-priced models will include the mobile wallet “within the next year,” Thomas Ko, global co-general manager of Samsung Pay, told Reuters.
Wider “handset availability of Samsung Pay as well as online payment support is coming soon,” he said, without commenting on which other countries the service would expand to.
Currently, Samsung Pay users can purchase items using technology that’s already widely used at most stores. On the other hand, stores that enable Apple Pay and Android Pay purchases have to install new equipment.