Samsung announced the release of their Wallet in eight new countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. After merging Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into one unified app called the Samsung Wallet app last year, it allows users to store their digital keys, boarding passes, IDs, payment cards, gift cards, and more in a single app.

It also allows its users to store and monitor their cryptocurrency portfolios with the help of the Samsung Blockchain Wallet app. This app seamlessly works with the Samsung ecosystem called SmartThings and provides features like unlocking doors with digital keys.

After successfully testing its functionality in the first six markets, Samsung is now expanding its availability to eight additional markets. This was further rolled out to 21 additional countries over the course of last year. Now with these newly added eight countries, the Samsung Wallet app is now available in 29 countries. These include Bahrain, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam, the UAE, the U.K., and the U.S.

The company has shared its future plans, talking about how the Samsung Wallet will soon come with features like digital IDs, such as driver’s licences and student IDs. This will happen in the near future. Some of the features might be regionally restricted, similar to what Oppo has done with DocVault in India in collaboration with India-based DigiLocker, which allows users to store government IDs and sensitive documents.

Not to mention, Samsung will likely release the Wallet in more countries in the coming months, and it is expected to be available in more regions. This is a viable alternative to Google’s Wallet since its availability is limited in many regions. So, if you happen to be in a region where Samsung Wallet is supported, do check the app, as it is available on the Samsung Galaxy Store (APKMirror), or from Google Play Store.

When Samsung launched Samsung Wallet last year, we committed to building the experience through open partnerships with our business and service providers and ensuring access to the platform for as many people as possible. Over the past several months, we’ve worked hard to rapidly expand the availability of Samsung Wallet, bringing the platform to more potential users.”

Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of the Digital Wallet Team at Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics, said,

Last year, in May 2022, Google optimised its payment platform and converted its legacy version of Google Pay into Google Wallet. Samsung devices also help to make things secure, as Samsung Knox security and the tightly integrated Samsung ecosystem help to make your wallet secure enough.