Samsung launches Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Pro and lighter version of payments app
New Delhi: Samsung India on Wednesday introduced Samsung Pay Mini, a lighter version of digital payments app Samsung Pay, with the launch of Galaxy J7 Max smartphone.
The move is aimed at the mid-segment handset users who will now be able to transact digitally using Samsung Pay which was available only for high-end models till now.
“We wanted to give another service our current mid-segment customers who are already using say wallets and UPI (unified payments interface) on their phone which do not have MST (magnetic secure transmission) hardware but have the growing concern of security in these payment solutions. To address that concern, we thought of coming out with a solution which is the Samsung Pay Mini version,” said Asim Warsi, senior vice president, mobile business, Samsung India while speaking to Mint.
Unlike the full version of Samsung Pay which allows payments using debit cards, credit cards, mobile wallet Paytm and UPI with a single app; Samsung Pay Mini will only support payments using mobile wallet and UPI.
Samsung Pay Mini has been launched first on Galaxy J7 Max and will be made available on select existing J series devices shortly, claims Samsung. Galaxy J smartphones is the best-selling mid-range of Samsung.
Galaxy J7 Max, powered by a 1.6 GHz Octa-core processor, a 3300mAh battery and 4GB of RAM is priced at Rs17,900. The other model launched on Wednesday is Galaxy J7 Pro. It is priced at Rs20,900 and supports full Samsung Pay version.
Currently, Samsung Pay works with select models of the company’s Galaxy line of smart phones— Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 edge+, Note 5, Galaxy A7 (2016 and 2017), Galaxy A5 (2016 and 2017), Galaxy A9 Pro and Galaxy J7 Pro. It also works on Gear S2 (with near field communication or NFC only) and Gear S3 smart watch, if paired with an Android phone.