Last updated: July 24, 2023, 6:25 PM IST
Samsung introduced new features to its Wallet service in India this week, allowing users of Galaxy phones to store important ID cards such as Aadhaar, PAN, and driver’s license in the Wallet. But that’s not all, you can also save a COWIN certificate while traveling or even the boarding passes for the plane/train.
Samsung launched Pay digital service in India few years ago, and it is one of the popular forms of digital payment for people who don’t want to carry their payment cards with them everywhere. Samsung claims that Wallet combines the features of Pay and Samsung Pass on compatible Galaxy phones.
Samsung Wallet made its global debut earlier this year and now it will be useful for millions of Indians who own Samsung Galaxy phone. The company is also bringing new features for these users, such as charging the FASTag for their cars, booking and storing train tickets in the Wallet, and even checking the current driving status. For fliers, Samsung gives you the option to save the boarding passes and other IDs that help with airport security.
Samsung says, “A dedicated team of engineers, designers and product managers from Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (SRI-B), Samsung’s largest R&D center outside Korea, developed these new features of Samsung Wallet. These features are part of several India-specific features developed by SRI-B for Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung claims that all these documents reside on the device itself with the Wallet app and are not stored on a server. In addition to using your debit/credit cards that have been tokenized, Samsung Wallet also supports UPI payments through these accounts. So how do you use the Wallet on a Samsung Galaxy phone?
Samsung says the Wallet app comes pre-installed on Galaxy phones and you can access it by swiping up the screen from the lock screen or even from the phone’s home screen.