Samsung Wallet is protected by a defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox that constantly monitors and protects users’ mobile devices from malware and other threats.
South Korean consumer tech major Samsung announced on Monday that Galaxy smartphone users can now upload and access their digital IDs and other documents on the Samsung Wallet app. Additionally, Samsung has merged existing features of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass on the Wallet app for consumers to have a seamless card Tap & Pay, UPI payments, and bill payments experience.
The company says Galaxy smartphone users can access digital IDs such as Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, and Vehicle Registration Certificate from Samsung Wallet and can also conveniently store their Co-WIN vaccination certificates on the phone. In addition, with Samsung Wallet, users can now further recharge and manage their FASTag account, save flight boarding passes, and leverage a complete solution for train tickets – from booking to saving train tickets to checking train status, and more. Apart from this, the company says that users will be able to access more than 2,000 other IDs and documents directly from Samsung Wallet.
“Samsung Wallet is an easy-to-use, secure platform that holds everything a user’s digital life needs. You can access your essentials, including tokenized credit and debit cards, UPI, Digital IDs, travel tickets and boarding passes, Co-WIN vaccine certificates, among others. It includes everything you love about Samsung Pay along with new exciting features from Samsung Wallet,” said Reshma Virmani, Director of Services & Engagement at Samsung India.
Samsung added that a dedicated team of engineers, designs and product managers at its R&D Institute in Bangalore (SRI-B), Samsung’s largest R&D centre outside Korea, has developed these new features of Samsung Wallet and several of these features are India-specific. In terms of privacy and safety, the company says that it will not store any of the information of the users’ IDs and documents and that it uses several special security methods like tokenization to secure users’ personal and financial information. Samsung Wallet is protected by a defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox that constantly monitors and protects users’ mobile devices from malware and other threats.
“With Samsung Wallet, we are offering consumers an entirely safe and secure environment for accessing their cards, IDs and documents, bringing a new level of everyday convenience to mobile devices. This also strengthens our commitment to being a strong partner of India with our vision of Powering Digital India,” Virmani added.