Samsung's hype of budget-friendly smartphone launches in India continues with the release of the Samsung Galaxy A70. The latest addition to the ever-growing Galaxy A family is part of the extremely competitive mid-segment segment. However, the Galaxy A70 comes with a flagship level that further distinguishes it from its lower siblings and package: Samsung Pay support.
Here's all you need to know about using Samsung Pay on the Samsung Galaxy A70!  Samsung Pay features in India
With Samsung Pay you can pay in most stores in India by just pointing your Samsung smartphone towards a payment terminal, instead of inserting a credit or debit card or sharing your payment information . The service also supports mobile wallets such as Paytm and Mobikwik, and enables the transfer of money via Unified Payment Interface (UPI).
One of the reasons Samsung's popularity is because it works with all common swipe-based card machines that support NFC or MST (magnetic secure transmission). MST sends a magnetic signal from the smartphone to the payment terminal's card reader to emulate a physical card. Since there is no hardware or software upgrade required for the payment terminal, Samsung Pay is not hindered by the lack of adoption of modern terminals.
In order not to be surpassed by the many payment options in the country, you can also clear mobile, internet, electricity, water, landline, DTH and other bills using the Samsung Pay app. Samsung also wants to help you with your personal needs, with offers for credit cards and personal loans, as well as the ability to check your credit score directly through the app.
How to set up Samsung Pay
- As long as you have a qualified Samsung smartphone, like the Galaxy A70, you will see a Samsung Pay app icon on your home screen or in the appliance box. Press the icon to get started.
- You need a Samsung account to use the app. If you already have one, simply click the Login button after the initial video is recorded and enter your login information. If not, you can create an account on this page. Register with an email address (it will be your Samsung ID) and create a password.
- You must then register a payment authentication method. You can use the fingerprint scanner in the display or enter a PIN code. The fingerprint scanner is the first option shown, but you can skip it and choose to use a four-digit PIN instead.
- You can now start adding the required debit and credit card information. You can register up to 10 cards at a time.
- On the screen that appears after the authentication method page, tap Add card. You can use the in-app camera to automatically read the card information or enter the information manually. Follow all on-screen instructions to complete the card registration process.
How to pay with Samsung Pay
- When you finish adding your debit card and credit card info to the Samsung Pay app, you are ready to start paying.
- To start the Samsung Pay app, all that is needed is a simple swipe up from which screen, if it is in the app, on the home screen and even the lock screen.
- The app shows the cards you have saved. You can turn left or right to switch between them.
- Once you have selected the card, you can verify the payment with your fingerprint or by entering the four-digit PIN code.
- Place the phone next to the card machine and your payment should be complete. Keep in mind that you need to place the phone on the side of a regular machine and over if it is a card reader with NFC card reader.
- If the checkout asks for the last four digits of your card number, divide the number displayed under your actual card. It is useful labeled "Last 4 digits for the treasurer".
So that's all you need to know about payment with Samsung Pay on the Samsung Galaxy A70! It's amazing to see that Samsung is finally bringing this incredibly useful feature to the mid-range market, and it will hopefully make its way to the chance of other budget-friendly smartphones that Samsung has introduced in India this year.