Initially, there was Samsung Wallet app soon after the company renamed the application to Samsung Pay. Now, the company is looking to bring back the Wallet app. This time around the company is combining several existing Samsung services into one app. The company is also bringing crypto.
What’s more, the new Samsung Wallet is now available for download; it will replace the existing Pay and Pass apps. These apps handle credit cards and passwords, respectively. It also works with SmartThings to store certain digital keys for your home and automobile.
The new Samsung Wallet, of course, works in tandem with the existing Samsung Blockchain Wallet software; allowing you to effortlessly monitor the value of your cryptocurrency portfolio.
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Samsung will also roll out new capabilities
Samsung also intends to implement several of the capabilities that were announced at its Unpacked event earlier this year; such as the ability to store digital IDs and driver’s licences.
Samsung’s digital key capability has previously only been offered for one automobile; the Genesis GV60, in Samsung Pass. The Genesis G90 and Hyundai Palisade; as well as select BMW cars launched after July 2020, are now compatible with the system. The new Wallet also works with nine smart home security providers via SmartThings, allowing for the usage of digital house keys. Other, more mundane capabilities include the ability to store airline boarding passes, however this is presently only available on Korean Air flights.
Samsung Wallet is now accessible for Galaxy phones running Android 9 or later in the United States, the United Kingdom, and portions of Europe. Some digital car keys require UWB short-range communication, and others require a phone with Samsung’s eSE security technology, therefore not all functionalities will be available on all phones.
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