Samsung Integrates Scan QR Feature into Quick Panel for Faster Payments in India: How it Works, List of Compatible Devices, and More

The Samsung Scan QR feature is being aimed at increasing adoption of Samsung Pay, and works across Galaxy Z, S, Note, M, A and F series.


Samsung India has announced the introduction of a new, Scan QR feature, which will reside in the drop down quick actions panel from the notifications centre. Using this feature, users can make payments for their purchases at offline stores by using their cards and accounts linked to Samsung Pay. The move is likely aimed at increasing adoption of Samsung Pay in India, where UPI payment apps presently rule the roost in terms of the digital payments industry of India.

How to make payments via Samsung Scan QR feature

To make payments via the new Scan QR feature, users with eligible Samsung phones will need to wait for a corresponding software update on their phones. Once the update is rolled out, the ‘Scan QR’ feature should appear on their phones. The feature should be present by default in the quick actions drop-down menu, which can be accessed by sliding down from the notifications menu.

  • To make payments, tap on the Scan QR button, and point towards a corresponding, valid QR code.
  • The camera will then recognise the payment link, and ask users to make a payment by using Samsung Pay.
  • If Samsung Pay isn’t set up already, users will be redirected to the app with onscreen instructions.
  • Once your account is registered, simply fill your card’s verification details, or enter your UPI PIN and make a payment.

List of eligible devices for Scan QR

Thankfully, Samsung has included most of its smartphones in the list of eligible devices to get the feature. The list covers smartphones from the foldable Galaxy Z series, the flagship S series, the Note series, as well as Galaxy M, A and F series. The full list of phones are as below:

  • Galaxy A22
  • Galaxy A30s
  • Galaxy A31
  • Galaxy A32
  • Galaxy A50
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy F22
  • Galaxy F41
  • Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Galaxy M21
  • Galaxy M21 2021
  • Galaxy M30s
  • Galaxy M31
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy M42 5G
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20FE 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3