Samsung Pay Mini for Android announced with official roll out in Q1 2017

Samsung Pay Mini

Samsung has announced the launch of Samsung Pay Mini for the Android platform. Even though Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed the expected date of launch, the new Samsung Pay Mini service will be available in South Korea by the end of Q1 2017.

Samsung Pay Mini will be compatible with any Android smartphone provided the display features an HD resolution. Moreover, the relevant smartphone should be running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.

With Samsung Pay Mini, you will be able to pay for purchases directly from within the smartphone including the ability to make use of Samsung Pay services such as lifestyle, membership, and transportation.

The difference between Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini is that the Mini service will not provide support for offline payments. Hence, if you would like to make use of the offline feature, you require a compatible Samsung smartphone.

According to reports, Samsung is planning to conduct a trial run of Samsung Pay Mini on February 6 in South Korea. The smartphone giant will make use of Samsung Card to conduct a test drive. Hence, if you have access to the card in South Korea, you will be able to test the app.

Meanwhile, the company has confirmed the roll out of Samsung Pay Mini to other markets. However, the company hasn’t revealed any specific timeline for the launch in countries outside of South Korea.

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