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Samsung copied the iPhone 6 key technology for its new flagship Galaxy S6
According to South Korean portal Daily, a new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 offer users an alternative payment system, Apple Pay. It will work on the basis of the company’s technology LoopPay from Burlington (MA).
Mobile payment system Apple Pay become a key feature of smart phones iPhone and iPhone 6 6 Plus. It was announced in early September and has earned in October in the US alone.
Technology built into the Galaxy S6, which is paying for the goods, only raising a gadget to the reader at the store checkout. Using the fingerprint reader on your smartphone will be the authorization of payments, as implemented in the Apple Pay.
Samsung is interested in starting their own payment system, as this will maintain competition with American manufacturers. Potentially, its own payment service allows you to earn both the transactions and using information about users for targeted advertising.
Interestingly, in contrast to Apple Pay, a payment system is not involved LoopPay technology NFC – instead use “magnetic secure transmission» (Magnetic Secure Transmission, MST), used by POS-terminals for contactless payments with mobile devices without the need for changes to the software. Therefore, the possibility to apply LoopPay, imitating the method of payment by credit card, much wider than the Apple Pay. While, as payments via Apple Pay supported 220,000 retail outlets in the United States, is available to users LoopPay 10m outlets.
In December, the executive director of LoopPay Will Greylin hinted that next year the payment application will appear in smartphones one of the leading manufacturers. However, he refused to confirm that we are talking about the Samsung.
In the South Korean giant already has an agreement with the payment system PayPal, which enables application owners Galaxy S5 to pay for purchases, bringing the smartphone to the scanner at the checkout. But this type of payment is only in stores that accept PayPal.
This week, Samsung sent out invitations to an event in which will announce the Galaxy S6. Will be presented at the same time a smartphone Galaxy S Edge, the main feature of which will display hooked on both side of the device. The event will be held the evening of March 1 – the eve of the opening of the exhibition Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will be held March 2-5 in Barcelona.
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