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Samsung Pay expands mobile payments in China with Alipay
Samsung Pay China users now can make payments with an Alipay account.
Samsung Pay now available in China
Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Ant Financial Services Group, parent company of Alipay, in order to expand Samsung Pay in China. Thanks to Samsung Pay, users will now be able to use their Alipay account on eligible Samsung mobile phones, a service that works virtually anywhere customers can swipe or tap a card.
Pretty simple, after registering their Alipay account into Samsung Pay, users simply can begin paying with their mobile phones by swiping up from the Lock Screen, Home Screen or Sleep Mode, selecting the Alipay QR code, and holding the smartphone up to the merchant’s scanner to scan the QR code at the register. Samsung Pay is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy A5(2016), Galaxy A7(2016), Galaxy A9(2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro in China. Of course, Samsung Pay will support additional models in the future.
“We are excited to be working with Alipay to expand Samsung Pay services in China” said Injong Rhee, EVP and Head of R&D, Software and Services of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The reception of Samsung Pay since its launch has been extremely positive and the service has already seen tremendous success in terms of availability and adoption by consumers. We ultimately want to make Samsung Pay available to as many consumers as possible around the globe, so that everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy the simplicity, safety and convenience of this mobile payment solution.”