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Samsung stopped to pick a new smartphone-enabled contactless payment on the old terminals 21.09.2018 at 08:42

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Samsung as one of the main advantages of its payment system Samsung Pay promoted the support of technology MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission).

Support MST allows payment not only in new terminals with NFC, but old, where contactless cards are not supported. This is different from Samsung Pay from the competitors, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

However, the company decided to abandon this advantage. In the new smartphones average level, the Galaxy A6, A6 Galaxy Plus and Galaxy A7 (2018), and smart watches Galaxy Watch, no chip MST. As a result, Samsung Pay them only works in places where NFC is supported and does not work in a simple terminal with MST.

UpDate. With the editors contacted by the press service of Samsung and commented on innovations in the implementation of contactless payment:

"Samsung Pay will not discontinue support of MST technology, which, together with the ability to make payments at NFC terminals is its unique advantage, enabling you to make purchases using a Samsung Pay almost everywhere.

Historically, not all Samsung devices are compatible with the service. The vast majority of models compatible devices supports this technology, including the latest flagship devices and devices, starting with the 2016 model year. Full list of compatible devices is always open and available on our website."