Samsung Pay officially launches in Italy

Samsung Pay can pop up in the darndest places
Samsung Pay can pop up in the darndest places (Image credit: Android Central)

No matter what Google decides to call its mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay still remains as the most functional one around. Following big expansions in Mexico and Canada last year, Samsung Pay is now heading to Italy.

Similar to how it works in other markets, Samsung Pay is available on devices such as the Galaxy S9/S9+, Note 8, Gear S3, and more. You can use it to purchase items using both NFC and MST (assuming you have a Samsung device that supports this), meaning Samsung Pay works at virtually any store that accepts regular credit/debit cards.

In addition to the standard Samsung Pay features we've come to know and love, users in Italy will also receive exclusive regional offers, such as 20% off coupons for Daybreak Hotel, EF Education, Leroy Merlin, and Moleskin.

Samsung Pay is rolling out to Italy now, and with this expansion, the service is available in 21 unique markets around the globe.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Grande, ora non possono usarlo anche!
  • I don't understand why they can't just roll it out globally. I mean, it's been around for 3 years. Why is Samsung pay STILL rolling out?
  • It's not as simple as you think. The problem lies with the back-end of authenticating purchases with banks, credit card issuers and mobile service providers. They all have to be in sync with one another to make the roll out effective. There are various rules and guidelines that each market that must be tailored to. Also, financial transaction regulations must be followed (and approved) as well. Deal must be approved and signed by vendors so they can come on board. It isnt as simple a flicking a switch.
  • When i go to the Google Play store to download this app, it says " Your device isn't compatible with this version". So is there another version that's supposed to work with my S8+? I just got the Oreo OS update...i thought i'm good to go. What 'version' are they talking about? Where do i find it?