Samsung Wallet Begins Appearing In The U.S.


Samsung Wallet, the new Passbook-like virtual wallet service that was unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in February, has begun appearing on select Samsung devices in Korea and the United States. It’s currently compatible with the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Galaxy S II HD LTE.

In Korea, it appears Samsung Wallet can only be used to collect credit card information at the moment, which can then be used to pay for good online after verification with a password or PIN. However, in the U.S., the service appears to have more functionality, and it’s much more like Apple’s Passbook.

In addition to credit card support, Samsung Wallet also allows you to store transportation tickets, membership cards, coupons, event passes, and more. The service launched in an open beta on May 18, and you should be able to download it now from Samsung’s app store if you have a compatible device.

However, Engadget reports that it’s not currently showing on their Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note II, so it’s not appearing for everyone just yet.

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