Samsung Pay has been pretty much been a product exclusively available on the higher end devices from Samsung. For those who do not know, Samsung pay allows users to make contactless payments through payment terminals. It sort of eliminates the need to take our your card or cash when paying for products or services.
Going forward, Samsung has plans to introduce Samsung Pay to its affordable devices. We are getting reports that the company will be introducing Samsung Pay to mid-range and affordable devices including the Galaxy J series. The company is still testing this in India and if it all goes well, it will roll Samsung pay to these devices globally.
It will not be hard to have Samsung pay on affordable devices and according to Mashable, “As it turns out, recently-manufactured batches of several budget and mid-level Samsung smartphones have the hardware capability to support Samsung Pay, one of the sources said.”
Those with the low-end devices from Samsung will be required to enter their PIN for Samsung Pay authentication. Those who have devices with the fingerprint sensor will be able to use the fingerprint sensor instead.
Samsung Pay is expected to roll out to the mid-range and budget devices from Samsung in India and other countries as early as this month according to Mashable. The company may try to rush and lock down this market before its competitors come in.