Samsung Pay collaborated with Alipay (China’s largest online payment platform) to make it easy for Samsung smartphone users to pay using their phones. Samsung mobile users can now add their Alipay account to their Samsung Pay app and make payments.
In China, Samsung Pay is available with Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy A5(2016), Galaxy A7(2016), Galaxy A9(2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro. Thus, if you are using one of these smartphones, you don’t need to download the Alipay app separately.
“After registering your 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 Newsroom
Samsung made this move with the aim to increase the adoption of Samsung Pay in China.
“We are excited to be working with Alipay to expand Samsung Pay services in China….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.- Injong Rhee, EVP and Head of R&D, Software and Services of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics
Alipay has its own benefits by this collaboration.
Alipay covers the vast majority of online payment use cases. At the same time, it also developed a variety of offline use cases, including restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, taxis, hospitals and public services. The technology integration facilitated by this partnership with Samsung Electronics will make the payment process faster and more convenient when users make payments at stores where Alipay is accepted. – Fan Zhiming, President of Payment Business Unit at Ant Financial