Samsung has partnered China UnionPay to allow its credit and debit card holders in China to use its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay. Samsung said that Samsung Pay-supported contactless payment can be accepted in most of the POS terminals in China, including QuickPass-enabled NFC POS terminals. Together with China UnionPay, Samsung Pay ensures secure transaction with a reliable triple-layered protection mechanism including fingerprint identification, tokenization and KNOX.
Samsung Pay will receive relevant tests and certification as required by Chinese regulators before its official roll out to UnionPay cardholders in China in early 2016, said Samsung in a statement. Samsung Pay is not the only payment giant to enter the Chinese market this season. Samsung's rival Apple has also signed a similar partnership with China UnionPay to bring its Apple Pay service to Chinese consumers next year.