Sunday, June 25, 2017

Samsung Pay now supports Discover cards

A year later than expected, Samsung has armed its mobile payment platform — Samsung Pay — with support for Discover cards. This news comes shortly after the firm added compatibility for plastic issued by three more banks in the United Kingdom: First Direct, HSBC and M&S Bank.

What separates Samsung Pay from the competition is its ability to process both MST and NFC transactions, which means you can use the service to pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores even if they aren’t equipped with the right hardware to accept contactless payments.

Read more: Samsung Pay received three awards at the Payments and Cards Award Summit

Samsung Pay is available on a whole host of devices, including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, though support varies region by region. It’s also set to make its way to mid-range smartphones, like the Galaxy A3 (2016) and Galaxy J7 Pro.