• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024
Samsung Wallet updated with support for digital IDs, flight boarding passes and FASTag for Indian users

Samsung Wallet has been updated with support for many new features in India. Owners of the company’s Samsung Galaxy smartphones can now keep official documents safe using the Samsung Wallet app. They can recharge and manage their FASTag funds from the Wallet app. The update will make it more convenient for Samsung customers in India, where most users with smartphones and internet connectivity are used to using digital services for daily transactions.

According to a press release issued on Monday, the Samsung Wallet app can now securely store and display digital versions of PAN cards, Aadhaar cards, driving licenses, vehicle registration details and co-win vaccination certificates. Gadgets 360 has been able to confirm that the Samsung Wallet app on eligible Galaxy smartphones can save and display a vaccination certificate.

The updated wallet app for users in India will integrate Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass functions to allow users to store and book their boarding passes for flights, book and store train tickets, the company says. They can recharge and manage FASTag balance using the app.

Samsung does not collect any user-stored records, the data is only stored on the device, the company claims. The app also uses the Samsung Knox platform to secure user data with support for biometric authentication.

As an update to the existing Samsung Pay service, the Samsung Wallet app is available to compatible Galaxy smartphone users. However, not all Samsung phones support the software. The easiest way to check if your phone supports the app is to search for Samsung Pay in the Galaxy Store – only eligible phones can download the app.

Samsung Wallet was launched in June last year in seven countries – China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and US. It later expanded to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

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