A new report out of Gadgets360 claims Samsung is currently working to bring Samsung Pay to other, non-Samsung smartphones. Currently, the company uses both NFC and MST to allow for payments to process from their smartphones, and the latter needs to be built into a smartphone in order for your phone to mimic a credit card on older machines. So while you likely won’t be able to download an app to your phone to start using the payment service, Samsung may allow OEMs like LG or HTC to build future phones with the technology onboard.
Specifically, Samsung could license a special chip to third-party OEMs so they could take advantage of MST payments. This chip comes in all recent Galaxy and Galaxy Note smartphones to allow for cardless payments on all credit card terminals regardless of how old they are and if they have NFC. Considering it’s just a chip, the company is also said to be messing with the idea of a case or accessory for your smartphone that would bring the functionality to a much broader audience. WE can’t say for certain any of this could happen, but there’s always a possibility.
This is the only report we’re hearing about regarding Samsung’s stance on bringing Samsung Pay to more people, so for now, take it with a grain of salt. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more about this in the near future so stay tuned.