Samsung Pay app update adds the UPI payments option for Indians


It’s been barely a month since Samsung Pay made its debut in India. Samsung has now pushed a new update for the Samsung Pay app to add support for UPI payments. After the upgrade, you can start using UPI payment method and pay using your bank accounts. Right now the UPI payments feature is powered by AXIS Bank’s PinPay.

Samsung is seeding out a new new 84MB update for the Samsung Pay app. The Samsung Pay works only for select phones which includes Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016). More devices will be added later this year.

Samsung Pay is mobile payment solution that lets you pay for products and services without pulling out your wallet. Samsung has partnered with several banks to make the credit and debit cards work seamlessly. All you have to do is feed your card information to the Samsung Pay app and authenticate its usage via PIN or fingerprint.

Samsung Pay works with the VISA or MasterCard based credit and debit cards issued by following banks – Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Bank, Standard Chartered, American Express and Citibank as well.

Samsung has also partnered with VISA to make Samsung Pay available to online merchants globally. The new UPI payments option adds yet another feather to Samsung’s hat. Meanwhile, there’s no sight of Apple Pay feature in India.