Samsung Pay arrives in Europe for the first time
Samsung Pay has arrived in Europe for the first time since making its debut in South Korea last August. Spain is the first country that’s getting it, and the service will be supported by CaixaBank and imaginBank at launch.
Since it was launched last year, Samsung Pay has made its way to the U.S. and China, and Samsung has confirmed that it will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, and the U.K. before the end of 2016.
One other country that was on that list was Spain, which just got Samsung Pay today, according to SammyHub. Customers with CaixaBank and imaginBank will be the first to use it, but support from Abanca and Banco Sabadell is coming soon.
Samsung Pay is available at almost any retailer that accepts mobile payments, including Cepsa, Domino’s Pizza, Fridays, MediaMarkt, Phone House, and Starbucks. You’ll need a compatible Samsung smartphone to use it, such as:
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 edge
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 edge
- Galaxy S6 edge+
- Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Pay has just about beaten Apple Pay to Spain, but Apple has already announced plans to make its own payments service available there this year.