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    US to get Samsung Pay in September

    August 14th, 2015

    Samsung Pay will launch in Korea on 20 August and in the US on 28 September, the handset maker confirmed as it announced two new flagship devices in New York yesterday. “Samsung plans to roll out the service in the UK, Spain and China as well,” the company says of its fingerprint-secured NFC- and MST-based mobile payment offering. “Select US users of Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be able to participate in a beta trial from 25 August ahead of the 28 September launch.”

    2.2bn NFC-enabled handset shipments by 2020, IHS Technology predicts

    June 30th, 2015

    Shipments of NFC-enabled handsets will increase to 756m in 2015, up from 444m last year, rising to 2.2bn by 2020, IHS Technology has forecast. The research firm adds NFC is “finally coming of age and… More

    Madrid tests NFC ticketing on public transport

    March 4th, 2015

    Travellers in Spain’s capital will be able to use their NFC phones to pass through ticket barriers as Madrid’s public transport system tests NFC ticketing. The SIM-based NFC trial will see owners of Samsung Galaxy phones with Telefonica SIMs being able to register payment cards and buy tickets direct from their handsets. Madrid ran an NFC bus ticketing trial with BankInter in 2010.

    Samsung adds Galaxy K Zoom with NFC

    April 29th, 2014

    Samsung has expanded its NFC phone range with the addition of the Galaxy K Zoom. The “camera-specialized smartphone” enables users to “effortlessly capture and share their most important everyday moments in stunning clarity, with the… More

    Westpac to launch embedded NFC payments on Samsung devices

    April 8th, 2014

    Australia’s Westpac bank is to launch its NFC mobile payments service on Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 devices “over the next few weeks” with the functionality being “rolled out progressively” from this month. By 2015, the bank predicts, three million Australians will be using NFC to make payments. More

    Samsung unveils NFC voice label for visually impaired smartphone users

    March 14th, 2014

    Samsung has introduced a range of accessories for its Galaxy Core Advance NFC smartphone aimed at users “that require special assistance”. The range includes an ultrasonic cover, optical scan stand and an NFC-enabled voice label… More

    Carta adds HCE to mobile payments platform

    February 26th, 2014

    Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its mobile payments platform — and is currently “supporting market trials in Europe and North America” that are expected to lead… More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with NFC, fingerprint verification and PayPal payments

    February 24th, 2014

    The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store. The new finger… More

    Samsung adds NFC tickets and payments to live music events

    November 7th, 2013

    Music fans attending Galaxy Studio Live, a series of four live gigs sponsored by Samsung UK, are using NFC to store their tickets and make purchases at the venues with a tap of their mobile… More

    Oberthur offers NFC eID

    November 6th, 2013

    Oberthur Technologies has launched ‘ID-One PIV for eSE’, a software solution that enables US federal government personal identity verification (PIV) credentials to be stored on an embedded NFC secure element, allowing mobile phones to be used for logical and physical access control instead of smart cards. Oberthur’s Pearl embedded secure elements can be found in devices including the Xiaomi Mi3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.

    Samsung launches Galaxy Round NFC smartphone with curved display

    October 10th, 2013

    Samsung has launched the Galaxy Round, a premium NFC smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch Full HD display which will go on sale in Korea for KRW1,089,000 (US$1,000). As well as being easier to grip thanks… More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 with NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone, the Note 3, an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and 13 megapixel camera which can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second. A… More

    Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to include NFC?

    August 20th, 2013

    Samsung’s long rumoured smartwatch may be unveiled as early as next month and could boast NFC as one of its many features. Bloomberg first reported that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will make its debut on… More

    Tatra Banka launches NFC payments in Slovakia with Orange and O2

    August 16th, 2013

    Orange Slovakia and O2 subscribers who also have an account with Tatra Banka can now make NFC payments at contactless terminals across the country. To use the service, customers need an NFC SIM card, available… More

    NFC pilot to begin in Chile

    August 14th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Movistar has partnered with Banco Santander, Samsung, Oberthur Technologies and MasterCard to conduct Chile’s first NFC payments trial. Two hundred people will take part in the pilot, using Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phones running an NFC payments app developed by Movistar and Banco Santander. A commercial launch is planned “before the end of 2013”.

    ING Romania launches NFC wallet

    July 31st, 2013

    ING Bank Romania has made its ING Pay NFC mobile wallet available to customers, after a year-long in-house trial. Available for customers with an iPhone 4, 4S or a Samsung Galaxy handset, the ING Pay… More

    O’Dea offers designer wireless charging stations with NFC

    July 29th, 2013

    Creative design studio O’Dea has developed a series of upmarket wireless induction charging pads that include embedded NFC tags. Both the US$449 black cherry wood and felt Cherry Charger and the US$549 concrete and cork… More

    Banca Mediolanum and Vodafone test NFC in Italy

    July 11th, 2013

    Banca Mediolanum is running a pilot to test NFC mobile payments with 60 consumers in Milan, in partnership with mobile network operator Vodafone Italia, and plans a commercial launch in early 2014. The Mediolanum Mobile… More

    Hang Seng launches NFC payments service

    July 4th, 2013

    Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank has launched an NFC mobile payment service in partnership with mobile network operator PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics. The service was first announced late last year and its… More

    EE to launch mobile wallet with NFC payments in the UK

    July 3rd, 2013

    UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability… More

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