Samsung Pay was hyped up around the announce of the Galaxy S6, and with good reason. The technology should theoretically make adoption of the payment system much faster than what we’ve seen with other mobile wallets, since retailers won’t have to install any special hardware for it.
Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t given an exact date for when the service will launch. They’ve mentioned some general time tables, and the last we’d heard was that it was all set to go live in the second half of Q2 this year, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case.
Executive VP Rhee In Jong said during an investor call that Samsung had postponed the launch of Samsung Pay until the release of their next high-end device, which is pretty likely going to be the Galaxy Note 5. There’s a slim chance that Samsung might roll the service out with the rumored Galaxy S6 Plus, but that’s an unproven device and really more of an iteration of the GS6 Edge, so the Note makes a little more sense.
It’s disappointing to see Samsung Pay continually pushed back, especially since it was a fancy selling point on the Galaxy S6, but hey, better late than never. Let’s just hope this is the last delay we see.