Samsung presents its own Wallet

Samsung has launched this Thursday Wallet, a platform that allows Galaxy users to organize digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and other documents from a single mobile application.

SamsungWallet offers users access to their payment cards, loyalty and membership cards, as well as the functionality of Samsung Pass, which securely stores passwords and verifies the identity of users with their biometric data to log in to applications and services.

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“Samsung Wallet brings a new level of convenience to everyday mobile devices, with a totally secure environment to store digital keys and much more”, Executive Vice President and Head of the Samsung Wallet Team for MX (Mobile eXperience) Business at Samsung Electronics, Jeanie Han, said in a statement.

This new platform is also compatible with digital car keys on certain models of the BMW brand. These allow users to lock and unlock cars, as well as start their engines without the need for a physical key.

Samsung Wallet is protected by defense-grade security from Samsung Knox, whose protections include fingerprint recognition and encryption of sensitive data.

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Along with Samsung Knox, Samsung Wallet information is encrypted and stored in an isolated environment, called ‘Integrated Secure Element’, a chip that is tamper-proof and resistant to digital and physical hacking.

On the other hand, the company has reported that this identity document storage platform takes advantage of an open Galaxy ecosystem by integrating with the brand’s remote control platform, SmartThings.

Finally, they have announced that Samsung Electronics will continue to expand the capabilities of this platform and work “closely” with its partners and developers.

Samsung Wallet is available from this Wednesday in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. To access it, Galaxy users will need to open the Samsung Pay or Samsung Pass app on a compatible Galaxy device.

It should be remembered that the company launched in 2013 another version of Walletthen presented as its own mobile payment system, similar to Apple’s Passbook system.

This application allowed users to store and manage tickets for events, boarding passes or coupons through a single system, which was presented within the framework of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that year.


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