When Samsung revealed Galaxy S22 range last February, he vilely announced a plan to combine Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into one app. This is an obvious and belated move, but as of today, Galaxy owners in the US, UK and parts of Europe can use new Samsung wallet.
If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Samsung’s original wallet was launched almost a decade ago. He was killed and replaced by the more ambitious Samsung Pay in 2015 (or 2016 in some regions).
Killing off Wallet was not a popular move in 2015, but it made sense. Unfortunately, Samsung somehow stayed in the corner with the Pay brand. The company has started enforcing passwords, biometrics, digital car keys and other forms of identification in the Samsung Pass app – many people would like to keep this information with their credit cards and airline board cards!
Wait, why aren’t boarding passes stored in the Samsung Pass? I guess it doesn’t matter, because the new Samsung Wallet puts all these things in one place. It also has some clean features, including SmartThings integration, a convenient quick access panel and cryptocurrency monitoring.
Samsung says Wallet is available today, although we don’t see it on Google Play or the Galaxy Store. The application is currently exclusively for the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.