The Samsung Galaxy S6 might boast a payment system that rivals Apple Pay

Visa could be one of Samsung's main partners for this feature
The Samsung Galaxy S6 might boast a payment system that rivals Apple Pay

Rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 are in full force in the lead-up to its unveil on March 1 at MWC 2015, Barcelona. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It is, after all, one of the most anticipated devices of the year.

In recent weeks, we’ve heard plenty of speculations surrounding its looks, specs, and even about its price and availability. But the latest, a report by Korean media, points to the possibility of the smartphone having a new payment system.

You read that right – the Samsung Galaxy S6 might come equipped with a payment system based on the LoopPay technology, and word out on the street is that Samsung’s lured Visa to be one of the main partners for it.

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that if this feature does make it on the Samsung Galaxy S6, it will go against the Apple Pay payment feature enabled (but not yet fully rolled out) on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.

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LoopPay’s technology traditionally lets users pay at sale terminals by tapping LoopPay-enabled cards, but apparently, when you do so with the Galaxy S6, you’ll need to utilise the fingerprint sensor on it.

If you haven’t yet heard, recent rumours have indicated that this upcoming flagship could possibly sport a non-swipe fingerprint sensor as one of its key features. The sensor is said to also offer Samsung’s TouchWiz functionality that includes Private mode, Pay with PayPal, and signing into a Samsung Account and supported websites.

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing more about Samsung’s new payment system at MWC 2015, alongside the launch of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge (which are both said to come in four colours – dark blue, blue-green, gold, and white).

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[Sources: GSM Arena and GSM Arena, image: GSM Arena